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    1865 Three Dollar in Copper-Nickel
    Judd-443, Gem Proof
    Sole Example at PCGS

    1865 $3 Three Dollars, Judd-443, Pollock-514, R.8, PR65 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is from the same die used to coin regular three dollar gold proofs in 1872. The reverse follows the regular-issue three dollar format, but the date slants slightly upward to the right. Struck in copper-nickel with a reeded edge. John Dannreuther determined that the obverse die was first used to strike regular three dollar pieces in 1869, which classifies Judd-443 as an off-metal restrike. Examples in gold (Judd-440), copper (Judd-441 and Judd-442), and nickel (Judd-444) are also known. USPatterns.com states there are "fewer than a half dozen" Judd-443 patterns. There may be as few as three survivors, one of which is off the market in the Byron Reed Collection at Omaha's Durham Western Heritage Museum. The specimen in the 1976 ANA Sale (Stack's, 8/1976, lot 3657) reappeared in the Stanford Sale (Steve Ivy, 7/1977, lot 1347), and has not been heard from since. That piece, or the present lot, was probably the King Farouk specimen, lot 1793 in Sotheby's March 1954 Palace Collection. As of (11/20), NGC has certified just one piece, as PR64, and the present Gem is the sole example at PCGS. It is an intricately struck and mark-free specimen. The dusky apricot-gold surfaces show only trivial carbon.
    Ex: ANA Sale (New England Rare Coin Auctions, 7/1979), lot 1315; Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1646.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29JT, PCGS# 60629)


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