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    1864 Feuchtwanger Three Cent, MS63
    Low-118, HT-263

    1864 3C Feuchtwanger, Eagle, Low-118, HT-263, R.5, MS63 NGC. Lewis Feuchtwanger appeared in several New York City directories as a chemist or chemical engineer in the middle of the 19th century. He was born in Bavaria in 1805 and died in New York City in 1876. His biography appeared in Appletons' Cyclopedia of American Biography that notes:

    "He introduced in 1829 the alloy called German silver, and was the first to call attention of the U.S. government to the availability and desirability of nickel for small coins. In 1837 he issued, by permission of the U.S. government, a large quantity of one-cent pieces in nickel, and in 1864 he had struck off a number of three-cent pieces in the same metal, but they were not put into circulation."

    The 1864 emission was limited, and few survive today. One of those is the present Select Mint State piece that exhibits delicate champagne toning on the light gray surfaces. Satin luster is evident with trivial hairlines and other insignificant marks. Census: 4 in 63, 3 finer (5/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2CZM, PCGS# 20003)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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