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    1871 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    Judd-1045, PR66+ Red and Brown

    1871 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-1045, Pollock-1179, High R.7, PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A trial strike from the regular-issue three cent nickels dies. Struck in copper with a plain edge. It is likely these off-metal products were mint delicacies specifically produced for sale to collectors as part of complete year sets in copper. Fewer than six pieces are thought to exist in this metal, and two or three additional examples are known in aluminum. The certification totals paint a stark picture of just how rare Judd-1045 is, and of this Premium Gem's relative quality. PCGS reports one example in PR62 Brown, one example in PR66 Red and Brown, and this piece in PR66+ Red and Brown. None are certified at NGC (1/21). A single business strike 1871 three cent nickel exists in copper, certified MS62 Brown at NGC, but Saul Teichman of believes that piece may be "a mint error on miscut cent stock."

    This exceptional pattern from the Bob R. Simpson Collection is the finest of the Judd-1045 representatives certified and is possibly the single best survivor among the two to four examples known. Fully struck and unmarked surfaces are gorgeously toned in iridescent shades of fire-orange, magenta, ice-blue, and sea-green.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71304)

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