1850 P3CS Three Cent Silver, Judd-125 Original, Pollock-147, R.4, PR65 NGC. Design. The obverse shows a Liberty cap with resplendent rays surrounding. LIBERTY is on the bottom part of the cap, and the date 1850 below. A palm branch encircles the entire reverse to form a wreath, enclosing the numeral III. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA rings the rim. Struck in silver with a plain edge. Commentary. It is thought that originals and restrikes were minted, although they are indistinguishable today. The design is a close copy of Christian Gobrecht's 1836 gold dollar pattern, Judd-67. These patterns were produced in anticipation of regular issue coinage that began the following year. Physical Description. This deeply toned Gem has reflective fields beneath pale gold and cobalt-blue patina with splashes and spots of darker toning. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3913, realized $3818.75. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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