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1865 Three Cent Nickel in Aluminum
1865 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-414A, Pollock-486, R.8, PR66
PCGS. 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.
Unique Judd-414A, PR66
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)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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