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    1870 Three Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1030, PR65+ Cameo
    Finest Known

    1870 $3 Three Dollar, Judd-1030, Pollock-1166, High R.7, PR65+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular dies used to coin three dollar gold pieces in 1870. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. As with most dies trial strikings that term should be prefaced with "so-called" since most were deliberately produced in various metals for sale by the Mint to collectors. Pieces are known in copper, aluminum, and nickel. USPatterns.com estimates " ... only 3 or fewer believed to exist ... " Our archives record three appearances, but we are uncertain if any of those are duplicates. The fields are deeply mirrored and provide a "black" background for the obviously frosted devices. Finest known example.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535322)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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