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    1870 Three Cent Silver in Aluminum
    Judd-801, PR66 Cameo

    1870 3C Three Cent Silver, Judd-801, Pollock-888, R.8, PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A seated Liberty faces left while supporting a shield with a scroll inscribed LIBERTY on her right side and holding an olive branch in her left hand. A crudely fashioned cap atop a pole awkwardly looms in the background. UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA occupies the periphery with the date, 1870, in exergue. The reverse design is that featured on the regular three cent silver pieces of the year: Roman numeral III, branch with three berries above, three arrows and ribbon below, all within an ornate C. Thirteen stars encircle the design. The smaller-diameter reverse die accounts for the abnormally large border on that side. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    Only two or three Judd-801 coins are believed extant. Another three or four exist in aluminum with plain edges (Judd-800). Pollock lists one example in the Farouk Collection, and another in the collections of Dave Berg and Remy Bourne. The present Premium Gem Cameo offering, which may represent one of the previously mentioned examples, is typically brilliant and contrasted for an aluminum proof. This major rarity is destined for an advanced set.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 800004)


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