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    1865 Three Cent Nickel in Aluminum
    Unique Judd-414A, PR66

    1865 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-414A, Pollock-486, R.8, PR66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The normal three cent nickel dies for the year. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Judd-414A is a significant rarity -- believed to be unique with no other aluminum strikings known. By contrast, more than a dozen pieces are known in copper and at least four examples exist in oroide. While often described as dies trials, all of these patterns were likely made specifically for numismatic purposes. Both sides of this Premium Gem proof are absolutely brilliant with swirling mint luster. Only its third auction appearance in 45 years.
    Ex: Winthrop Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 9/1975), lot 22; ANA Auction (Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions, 8/1980), lot 747.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60596)

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    January, 2021
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