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1863 Three Cent Silver in Aluminum
1863 3C Three Cent Silver, Judd-322, Pollock-387, High R.7, PR65
Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Often erroneously described as
dies trials, these are actually restrikes made for collectors,
likely during the early 1870s. Each side features the regular three
cent silver design for the year. However, the hub from which they
were made had the D in UNITED broken and may be a backdated
novodel. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. This is one of at
least three confirmed Judd-322 examples. The obverse of this Deep
Cameo Gem proof is heavily striated, while the similarly reflective
reverse lacks this feature. A bit of strike softness is noted along
the left side of both obverse and reverse.
Judd-332, PR65 Deep Cameo
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2004), lot 6418; Western Hills Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2005), lot 7371.
Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29F2, PCGS# 535037)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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