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    1865 Three Cent Nickel, PR67 Cameo
    An Important Condition Rarity

    1865 3CN PR67 Cameo NGC. The first year of the three cent nickel series and the last of the Civil War saw the issuance of these proof 1865s, struck to the extent of somewhere between 400 and 500 pieces. Three obverse die varieties appear in Breen's Proof Encyclopedia; this is the most common, Breen-2B, showing obvious repunching on the 6 -- but high-grade proofs are still rare. This well-contrasted Superb Gem Cameo proof is one of four in this grade at NGC, one of which also boasts the Star designation; there are none numerically finer at NGC in any contrast level (9/13). The olive-silver surfaces show a bold strike and no mentionable signs of contact.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 275K, PCGS# 83761)

    Weight: 1.94 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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