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    1867 Three Cent Nickel in Oroide
    Judd-559, PR65 Red and Brown
    Ex: Garrett

    1867 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-559, Pollock-620, R.8, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Garrett-Simpson. 28.2 grains. Allegedly a dies trial piece, but more than likely deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets. Struck in oroide with a plain edge. Also struck in copper, and more available in that metal with an estimated half-dozen pieces known. Only two or three pieces are believed known in oroide. This is an unusual alloy of either copper and zinc or copper and tin. It gives coins a bright gold-like appearance. Which makes one wonder why the Mint would give serious consideration to a gold-like composition for the three cent nickel. Enough copper is apparent in the alloy to still designate color, in this case Red and Brown. The surfaces display deep, original red with accents of blue over the high points of the devices and occasional dabs of blue in the fields.
    Ex: 26th Sale (Édouard Frossard, 1/1883); Garrett Collection, Part II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 980.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 70768)

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