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    1873 Closed 3 Shield Nickel in Copper
    Judd-1264, PR66+ Red and Brown

    1873 5C Shield Nickel, Judd-1264, Pollock-1406, R.7, PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Both sides feature the regular dies for the 1873 Closed 3 Shield nickel. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Rather than dies trials, these patterns were produced specifically to sell to collectors. Fewer than a half dozen are thought to exist in copper, and a similar number are believed extant in aluminum.

    Abundant mint red color surrounds the raised devices. The other areas are glossy brown and richly toned in shades of cobalt-blue, sea-green, violet, and olive-gold. A small spot of carbon occurs low and left of the W in WE on the obverse, identifying this particular Bob Simpson representative.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71549)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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