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    1870 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    Judd-794, PR66 Red and Brown

    1870 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-794, Pollock-881, R.7, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Although traditionally considered a dies trial strike, there was no actual need for a three cent nickel struck in copper or aluminum. Over the years, thinking has evolved and now such pieces are considered to have been deliberately struck for collectors as part of off-metal sets. Struck in copper with a plain edge. It is estimated that fewer than a half-dozen examples exist in copper. This piece retains much interior brightness with deeper cherry-red and dabs of blue surrounding the margins. Sharply detailed.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71037)


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

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    January
    15th Friday
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