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    1870 Three Cent Nickel, PR66+ Deep Cameo
    Strongly Mirrored Fields, Exceptional Contrast

    1870 3CN PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. A tiny, horseshoe-shaped strike-through behind Liberty's bow between OF and AMERICA is the only mark revealed by a glass on the obverse of this high-end Premium Gem proof with Deep Cameo fields. The portrait is crisp and frosted for exceptional white-on-black contrast the with glass-smooth, reflective fields. On the reverse, a tiny planchet flake between the first two numerals is the sole interruption on the equally contrasted surface.

    PCGS recognizes a single Plus-graded Premium Gem (this very coin) as the sole-finest 1870 Deep Cameo proof. NGC reports no PR66 Ultra Cameo coins, but has certified a single finer piece. CAC endorsement joins the accolades for this top-end Registry quality coin. Population: 2 in 66 (1 in 66+) Deep Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 2 in 66, 0 finer (1/17).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 52MZ, PCGS# 93766)

    Weight: 1.94 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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

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    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
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