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    1871 Three Cent Silver in Copper
    Judd-1047, PR66+ Red and Brown

    1871 3C Three Cent Silver, Judd-1047, Pollock-1181, R.7, PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse and reverse both have the same design used to coin regular issue 1871 silver three cent pieces. Struck in copper with a plain edge. These pieces were allegedly struck as regular dies trial strikings but more than likely they were deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete sets. Examples are also known in nickel (believed unique) and aluminum (2-3 pieces known). Only a half dozen copper strikes are believed to have been struck and extant today. This magnificent example displays rich, speckled, multicolor patina over each side with brightly reflective proof mirrors in the fields. Fully struck. Population: 1 in 66 (1 in 66+) Red and Brown, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 66, 0 finer (4/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A2J, PCGS# 71306)

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