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1872 Three Cent Silver in Aluminum
1872 3C Three Cent Silver, Judd-1188, Pollock-1328, R.8, PR65
Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Each side features the regular
dies for a Type Three three cent silver, but struck in aluminum
with a plain edge. Two or three Judd-1188 representatives are
believed to exist. They were almost certainly made for sale to
collectors rather than as production trial pieces. Mint officials
were not specifically authorized to manufacture these numismatic
delicacies for those purposes, but they did so for decades to
satisfy well-connected insiders. This PR65 Deep Cameo example, last
offered publicly 15 years ago, is deeply mirrored with a few
trivial flecks of carbon on the reverse. A finer specimen is not
likely to survive.
Judd-1188, PR65 Deep Cameo
Ex: Western Hills Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2005), lot 7433.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535066)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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