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    1870 Three Cent Nickel in Aluminum
    Judd-795, PR66

    1870 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-795, Pollock-882, High R.7, PR66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The regular issue, plain edge three cent nickel design, but struck in aluminum instead of copper-nickel. Three or so aluminum proof sets were made that included all denominations from the cent to the double eagle, presumably for sale to well-connected dealers. PCGS has certified just two specimens (4/21), and that number has remained constant over the past eight years. Off-metal strikes were produced in copper and aluminum. According to USPatterns.com only two or three aluminum pieces are known. This is a nicely reflective example and it is well-frosted over the devices, yet lacks a Cameo designation. Bright and unoxidized throughout.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61038)


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