(1849) 3C J-113 Org PR (PCGS# 11495)

2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1171

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Lot Description
(1849) P3CS Three Cent Silver, Judd-113 Original, Pollock-127, High R.7, PR64 PCGS. CAC. Popularly known as the Ugly Duckling, this pattern combines "Arabic" and Roman numerals 3 and III, one on each side, with no other legends, date, denomination, or other device. Not only is this a "coin without a country," it is a numerator without a denominator, a quantity with no units. The silver-copper alloy varies on these pieces, but this example has a known alloy that is stated on the insert: 97.8% silver, 1.9% copper, and .03% magnesium, with a weight of 19.14 grains. Gray-rose toning is seen on each side with some hairlining present also.
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