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    1870 Three Dollar in Nickel
    Unique Judd-1031, PR63+

    1870 $3 Three Dollars, Judd-1031, Pollock-1166, R.8, PR63+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Each side displays the regular three dollar design for the year 1870. Struck in nickel with a reeded edge. Unlike its counterparts in copper and aluminum, of which about a half dozen and three pieces are known, respectively, this nickel pattern is believed to be unique. As far as we can tell, this is the first time it has been offered publicly since 1977. Nickel-gray surfaces exhibit a hint of golden color. The surfaces show considerable planchet roughness and a few scattered spots.
    Ex: William H. Woodin, exhibited at the 1914 ANS conference, Waldo C. Newcomer; King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1836; ANA Sale (Stack's, 8/1976), lot 3661; T. Henry Allen Collection (Stack's, 2/1977), lot 1138.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61279)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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