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    1869 Three Cent Pattern in Nickel
    Judd-676, PR66

    1869 3CN Three Cent Nickel, Judd-676, Pollock-753, R.4, PR66 NGC. CAC.
    Design.
    The design resembles the regular dies, with Liberty wearing a coronet on the obverse, surrounded by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and the date below. The reverse is known in two varieties; this coin represents the more common one, with a low laurel wreath surrounding the denomination III, and short dentils. Struck in nickel with a plain edge.

    Commentary. Several dozen examples of this plentiful pattern variety are known with just over 100 examples certified by NGC and PCGS. These patterns were issued in cents with similar design one cent and five cents patterns.

    Physical Description. This pleasing Premium Gem proof exhibits soft central details and natural planchet marks that remain from a less than full strike. The nickel-gray surfaces have fully mirrored fields and satiny devices.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29PV, PCGS# 60901)


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