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DescriptionVictoria "Round Top 3" 10 Cents 1893 MS61 PCGS, London mint, KM3. One of just three examples of this astoundingly rare variety to enter Mint State within either NGC or PCGS's census, and the single second most highly certified specimen. Exhibiting a round top to the 3 in the date, this immensely popular type is solely represented at auction record through VF and XF examples with none even entering AU in recent years. Accordingly, this incredible MS61 piece is, seemingly, the finest available to collectors at present. This coin appears somewhat conservatively graded with only a light scratch in front of Victoria's face detracting from the otherwise unmarred surfaces, the smooth fields contrasting beautifully with the sharp detail to the devices; the planchet has deeply toned to a slate-gray with seafoam and cobalt highlights. The last example of this type (and indeed the finest we have handled) was graded XF45 and realized $3,360 in our April sale; accordingly, this spectacular offering of far higher quality is sure to elicit stronger bidding and to find its place in an elite Canadian collection.
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