1870 Copper Three Dollar
1870 $3 Three Dollar, Judd-1029, Pollock-1164, R.7, PR65 Red and
Brown NGC. CAC.
Judd-1029, PR65 Red and Brown
Design. The regular three dollar gold dies. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.
Commentary. The regular dies three dollar gold pieces of 1870 include five or six known in copper, two or three in aluminum, and one in nickel composition. NGC and PCGS have combined to certify four submissions, and the Newman specimen is the finest of those. One other NGC graded coin carries the PR65 Brown description.
Physical Description. Both sides combine light orange mint color with reddish-brown and delicate blue-green patina.
Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $60; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 2A28, PCGS# 71277)
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