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    1875 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    Judd-1385, PR65+ Red

    1875 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-1385, Pollock-1529, High R.7, PR65+ Red PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A regular dies trial piece for the three cent nickel design, but struck in copper. Minted for sale to collectors, these 1875 three cent nickel patterns were produced in copper and aluminum, with each type known in quantities of four or fewer. PCGS reports this example in PR65+ Red leading two other submissions in PR65 Brown and PR64 Red and Brown. The latter has appeared on the market a few times dating back to 2006, but not the others. This remarkable Plus-graded Red Gem exhibits a few magenta accents and a couple of scattered carbon spots, but the clean surfaces are overwhelmingly fire-orange. Almost certainly the finest known Judd-1385 pattern.
    Ex: Dr. Walter Lee Crouch Collection (Superior Galleries, 6/1977), lot 162.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 81692)

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