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Feuchtwanger Friday: 1837 Feuchtwanger Three Cent PCGS SP65

 
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Very Rare Specimen 65 Low-119, HT-265 1837 Feuchtwanger Three Cent Ex: Herbert Oechsner

1837 3C Feuchtwanger Three Cent, Eagle SP65 PCGS. CAC. Low-119, HT-265A, High R.7. 24.2 mm. German Silver. Dr. Lewis Feuchtwanger struck two different die varieties of his 1837 eagle obverse Three Cent piece. Low-118 is the usually seen marriage. It is very scarce, and the variety listed on page 400 of the 2013 Guide Book. Low-119 is less known and very rare. The date is larger, the denomination is expressed twice, an oak wreath replaces a laurel wreath, and the eagle's rock has a flat base.



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Really spectacular, thanks.
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Superb Pattern specimen. Always loved the Feuchtwanger cents, and I knew about this one as well, but don't recall ever seeing any Feuchtwanger coins as nice as this one!

My favorite coin of his is the 3 Cent coin he struck dated 1864 with the eagle holding a snake. https://www.PCGS.com/coinfacts/coin...-eagle/20003


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Dr. Fuechtwanger, his doctorate was in philosophy and he opened the first German pharmacy in New York City, he also practiced medicine during the cholera outbreak of 1832. Though his main interest was in chemistry. He also had two of the finest mineral collections ever formed at that time (sold one and bequeathed the other to his daughters). Later in life he had a fairly large chemical plant, buying and selling compounds all over the world.

The doctor was trying his hardest to sell the U.S. Mint on using his German Silver for small denomination coins. His one cent coins were issued to the public with the U.S. Mint's blessing as a trial.

His composition of German silver is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. German silver is named due to its silvery appearance, but it contains no elemental silver unless plated.

It is also commonly called by these various names; Nickel silver, Maillechort, German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, and alpacca.
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Thanks for the great history, Westcoin. Feuchtwanger's tokens have long been among my favorites. He was a visionary. Twenty years later, his concept of small, white metal eagle cents, courtesy of the U.S. Mint, took to flight across the nation.

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