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    1888 Three Cent Nickel
    PR65 Cameo, Mint Error
    Split After Strike

    1888 3CN Three Cent Nickel -- Split Planchet -- PR65 Cameo NGC. This proof three cent nickel split after the strike. Both pieces have survived, and are paired together as the present lot. Both pieces have received identical grades from NGC. Piece #1 weighs 0.4 grams and shows the obverse between 9 and 3 o'clock. The reverse displays a dark multicolored textured surface from the middle layer of the coin. Piece #2 weighs 1.5 grams. It exhibits the reverse, and the obverse between 3 and 9 o'clock. The obverse between 9 and 3 o'clock is deeply recessed, and corresponds to the reverse of piece #1. The error was likely caused by gas or slag within the coinage strip.

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    September, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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