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    1865 Three Dollar in Copper
    Post-1871 Restrike, Judd-441
    Iridescent PR64 Brown

    1865 P$3 Three Dollar, Judd-441, Pollock-516, Low R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. 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 with a reeded edge.

    These copper threes are clearly restrikes, as the obverse die was first used in 1872, despite the date on the reverse. About six of these are known. Some of the copper specimens, such as the former Harry W. Bass, Jr., specimen, have been gilt, further reducing the supply of nongilt examples. This near-Gem proof displays lovely multicolor patina in the fields, including generous daubs of rose, jade, and pastel blue. The date is sharply struck, as indeed are all devices, and the 1865 three dollar's status as a rare date within the series even further enhances this coin's considerable desirability.
    Ex: Jones Beach Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1313; Richard C. Jewell Collection / ANA (Stack's Bowers, 8/2011), lot 7493.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29JS, PCGS# 60626)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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