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1880 3CN PR68 NGC....

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 17, 2008
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Room 104A

Auction Room:
Room 103B

Description:
Superlative 1880 Three Cent Nickel, PR68
1880 3CN PR68 NGC. Minor repunching is visible inside the loops of the second 8 in the date, with the lower loop of that digit unpolished, apparently diagnostic for the 1880 proofs. The reverse die was lapped or overpolished, with several fragmented leaves, and the ribbon ends almost entirely missing. This amazing Superb Gem proof has full contrast between the lustrous devices and mirrored fields, perhaps deserving to be called a Cameo proof. The surfaces are pristine and entirely untoned.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2762, PCGS# 3776)

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