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1885 3CN MS65 PCGS. CAC....

2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 9, 2014
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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1885 Three Cent Nickel, MS65
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1885 3CN MS65 PCGS. CAC. It is one of the ironies of American numismatics that the proof 1885 three cent nickel pieces -- those struck, presumably, for collectors -- were made in an amount nearly four times greater than that of the "circulation strikes," 3,790 coins versus 1,000. Yet most of the latter never circulated, and collectors today seek them over the proofs. This Gem is one of the few finest survivors of the stingy business strike mintage, with a dozen submissions at PCGS and a dozen finer (12/13). Golden-gray surfaces show complete luster, a bold strike, and excellent preservation. A tiny verdigris spot appears above the E in UNITED but is far from blatant.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 275G, PCGS# 3753)

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