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    1868 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    Judd-616, PR63 Red and Brown

    1868 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-616, Pollock-682, High R.6, PR63 Red and Brown NGC. The obverse and reverse designs are similar to the contemporary three cent nickel, but the denomination is not ribbed and the obverse rim is unusually wide. Struck in copper with a plain edge. As noted on USPatterns.com, Tom Delorey observed that the obverse design is a regular 17.9 mm three cent obverse set in a small cent 19.1 mm die blank, leaving a wide border around that side; while the reverse is sized as a normal small cent. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Only a half-dozen or so pieces are believed known in copper. The surfaces are muted, leaving an evenly mellowed reddish-brown color to each side.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29N8, PCGS# 70829)


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