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1870 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
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.
Judd-794, PR66 Red and Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71037)
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