Description

    1865 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    Judd-411, PR63 Brown
    Similar to Regular Issue Design

    1865 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-411, Pollock-482, R.7, PR63 Brown NGC.
    Design.
    Nearly identical to the regular issue 1865 three cent nickel, except the ribbon ends are oversize and merge with the border. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

    Commentary. Less than a dozen examples of this pattern variety are known, according to USPatterns.com. NGC has only certified six examples and PCGS has graded 17 pieces, including resubmissions as always.

    Physical Description. A bold strike is evident with deep chocolate-brown surfaces and iridescent toning highlights, showing glimpses of original light orange mint luster.

    Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 29HZ, PCGS# 60592)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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