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    Rare PR66 1855 Three Cent Silver
    Ex: Pittman Collection

    1855 3CS PR66 NGC. Ex: Pittman. Approximately 35 proofs are extant today of this very rare issue. It is likely that all were issued as part of the copper-silver proof sets of the year, which suggests that perhaps 60 sets were originally produced. Proofs of this issue show faint die file marks near STAT(ES O)F. The digits in the date are prominently double-punched, with the original numerals too low. Apparently the Mint had difficulty with other proofs of this year, as well: The proof 1855 dime is also prominently double-punched, and some of the half dollars are overdates.
    The surfaces on this piece are deeply mirrored, with a light overlay of gray-rose toning on each side. Identifiable by a tiny curved lint mark to the left of the denomination and a short, straight one to the right. Among the finest examples known. Census: 5 in 66, 0 finer (6/10).
    Ex: Will W. Neil Collection (B. Max Mehl, 6/1947), lot 1772, for $78.50; John Jay Pittman Collection, Part 1 (Akers, 10/1997), lot 405, where it brought $14,300; Trane Collection (Heritage, 1/2003), lot 5894.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 27C2, PCGS# 3702)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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