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    1870 Indian Cent in Aluminum
    Judd-788, PR66+ Cameo
    First We Have Handled

    1870 Indian Cent, Judd-788, Pollock-875, R.8, PR66+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Although traditionally considered a dies trial strike, there really was no intention to strike an Indian cent in aluminum (or copper or nickel) in 1870. Thus, these pieces were undoubtedly struck for sale to collectors as part of off metal sets. Only two or three aluminum pieces are believed known. An example in nickel is also recognized; however, if pieces were struck in copper, as alleged, they are most likely unrecognizable from regular issue bronze coins. The rarity of this issue is reinforced by the fact that we have never handled one, at least not since 1993. The surfaces are bright and sparkling with undimmed color and no traces of oxidation. An exceptionally well-preserved example of this pattern series rarity.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29UA, Variety PCGS# 390508, Base PCGS# 61031)

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    August, 2021
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