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    1876 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    PR63 Brown

    Judd-1451a, The Only Known Example

    1876 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-1451a, Pollock-1598, R.8, PR63 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A dies trial piece from the regular three cent nickel dies for the year. Struck in copper with a plain edge. According to Andrew Pollock and USPatterns.com, this is the only known example of Judd-1451a. Only one or two off-metal coinage sets were produced in copper for the year 1876. Until 1980, when this pattern turned up, it was the only denomination for the year unknown in copper. Odds are this piece was produced specifically for Mint Director Henry Linderman.

    Glossy brown surfaces reveal peach-gold and violet accents. The obverse fields show a few traces of verdigris, which is surely the only imperfection standing in the way of an even higher grade. However, condition becomes somewhat secondary when dealing with unique pieces. As far as we can tell, this is the first public offering of the unique Judd-1451a pattern since 1980. Another highlight from the incomparable Bob R. Simpson Collection.
    Ex: James David Duncan Collection (NASCA, 7/1980), lot 92.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61817)


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