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    1870 Three Cent Silver in Copper
    Judd-799, PR63 Red and Brown

    1870 3C Three Cent Silver, Judd-799, Pollock-886, Low R.7, PR63 Red and Brown NGC. William Barber is credited with the obverse design, which features a seated figure of Liberty facing left. The right hand holds a shield, and the left hand grasps an olive branch. A free-standing liberty pole and cap rises vertically behind the shield. The reverse die is the regular issue three cent silver design. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Sets were sold in silver, copper, and aluminum with either reeded or plain edges. This Red and Brown example is primarily orange-red with blue overtones and a few areas of cloudy, deep gray-blue toning at 8 o'clock on the obverse and at 10 o'clock on the reverse. A scattering of tiny carbon spots occupy the lower-left margin of the reverse. Fewer than a dozen examples of Judd-799 are known. Census: 1 in 63 Red and Brown, 2 finer (9/21).
    Ex: New York Signature (Heritage, 10-11/2015), lot 3691.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71042)


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    November, 2021
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