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    1881 Three Cent Piece in Nickel
    Judd-1668, PR63+ Cameo

    1881 3C Liberty Three Cent, Judd-1668, Pollock-1869, High R.6, PR63+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The Charles Barber Liberty Head obverse. Head facing left, similar to the adopted Liberty Head nickel design, but UNITED STATES OF AMERICA rings the obverse in thick, widely spaced letters, with the date 1881 below. On the reverse a Roman numeral III is flanked by an agricultural wreath, again similar to the 1883 regular-issue nickel design. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Examples in nickel, such as this one, are relatively common. The copper and aluminum strikes are much scarcer. The bright surfaces show just a trace of light golden toning on each side. The fields display the expected deep mirroring, while the devices are noticeably frosted, the combination producing the desired cameo effect.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 534935, Base PCGS# 62064)


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