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    1871 Half Dime, Struck in Nickel
    Unique Judd-1073, PR65

    1871 H10C Half Dime, Judd-1073, Pollock-1209, Unique, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A regular dies trial striking, but not actually struck for die trials purposes; instead, such pieces were struck for sale to collectors of off-metal sets. Struck in nickel with a reeded edge. The 1871 half dime was struck in copper (half a dozen known), aluminum (only two or three known), and this single-known piece in nickel. This unique piece has been in several of the most storied pattern collections. The surfaces are untoned and show a bit of porosity that is often seen on nickel coinage.
    Ex: 1914 ANS Exhibit (Judson Brenner Collection, Spring 1914); Virgil Brand (journal #92500:1177); consigned 10/27/1937 to B.G. Johnson; The California Sale (Goldberg Auctions, 10/2000), lot 595; Pre-Long Beach Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 1/2004), lot 3405.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A3A, PCGS# 61332)


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