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    1871 Three Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1168, PR65 Cameo

    1871 $3 Three Dollar, Judd-1168, Pollock-1310, High R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Regular dies trial issue for the three dollar gold piece. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. According to the USPatterns.com website, "Although these are described as regular die trial pieces in the standard references, the off-metal 'trials' of this year were deliberately made for sale to collectors." Nevertheless, this is a rare die trial with only three pieces believed known. Examples were struck of all the gold denominations in 1871 in copper, aluminum, and nickel. The fields are deeply mirrored with thick mint frost over the devices, which produces the cameo effect. Just a few small contact marks and planchet flakes are present.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535306)


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