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1854 3CS PR64 PCGS. The Type Two Trime was first struck ...

2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 26, 2002
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Pleasing, Rare 1854 Type Two Proof Three Cent Silver
1854 3CS PR64 PCGS. The Type Two Trime was first struck on May 22, 1854. Small alterations were made to differentiate this type from the earlier 75% silver alloy pieces of 1851-53. It is not known how many proofs were struck of this date but very few are known today (estimates range between 12 and 20 pieces), indicating a low original mintage. Two varieties are known for this date, one with a repunched 5 in the date, and the second with die lines (as minted) above TED in UNITED. This piece is from that second set of dies. Fully struck in all areas, as normally only seen on proofs, each side has bright rose colored toning with deep blue peripheral color around the obverse. Very rare, we have offered only five other examples at public auction over the past ten years. (NGC ID# 27BZ, PCGS# 3701)

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