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    1865 Three Cent Nickel in Oroide
    Judd-414, MS65+

    1865 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-414, Pollock-485, R.8, MS65+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Formerly termed a regular dies trials striking of the 1865 three cent nickel, but now these pieces are more accurately considered to have been deliberately struck for collectors. Struck in oroide (brass alloy with a superficial resemblance to gold) with a plain edge. Also struck from business-strike dies. Only two or three examples are known in oroide. More than a dozen examples are extant in copper, and there is a unique piece in aluminum. Well-balanced in appearance on each side with the surfaces display rich reddish-coppery color with lilac patina interspersed.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 70595)


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