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    Amazing PR68 Cameo
    1885 Three Cent Nickel

    1885 3CN PR68 ★ Cameo NGC. The 1885 proof three cent nickel, while not a particularly scarce issue overall, is popular thanks to its association with the same year's business strike mintage of just 1,000 pieces. More than that, condition rarity is key to this remarkably well-preserved coin's eye appeal. Among Cameo specimens of the issue known to NGC and PCGS, this is the only PR68 coin certified with none finer (9/09); that NGC gave it a well-deserved Star designation is simply icing on the cake. Just a blush of champagne-rose toning visits the centers, where thick frost drapes the devices, and the gleaming mirrors are nickel-white.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2767, PCGS# 83781)

    Weight: 1.94 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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