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1869 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
1869 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-678, Pollock-757, R.7, PR65+ Red
and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Struck from the regular issue
three cent nickel dies, but in copper instead of the usual
copper-nickel alloy. Most likely, this pattern was struck not as a
regular dies trial, but was instead produced with the intention of
sale to privileged dealers or collectors as part of a set of
off-metal sets. About a half-dozen are known in copper with a
similar number extant in aluminum. Rich reddish-coppery color is
seen over each side with an occasional dab of blue interspersed.
Sharply detailed, except on the first numeral of the denomination,
Judd-678, PR65+ Red and Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29PW, PCGS# 70903)
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