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Lot 2298

1863 Pattern Three Cents. Copper, plain edge. PCGS graded Proof 64 Red & Brown PQ. Old green holder. Pop 2. None higher in RB. A total of 3 graded by PCGS. Obverse and reverse: The dies used to coin regular-issue Proof coins this year. A coin featuring lovely purple to blue brown patina with fire-red accents shining through from below. Outstanding color plus a full strike give it razor-sharpness you have to see for yourself since the detail is amazing (PCGS # 70478) .

Most die trial pieces were made in severely limited numbers. Since these were intended solely to test the dies and there was no consideration give to distributing them to Congressmen so as to influence a decision for a design change, only a small number were made. Judd estimates 4 to 12 known (Rarity-7) for the typical die trial piece. As a consequence, only a small field of collectors can own these at any one time.
Estimated Value $6,750 - 7,250.

Realized $9,430

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