1858 3CS PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. In 1858, the U.S....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1858 Three Cent Silver, PR66
1858 3CS PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. In 1858, the U.S. Mint
began marketing proof coins to the general collecting public rather
than striking such coins only for dignitaries and well-connected
dealers. However, production was still small in these early years,
and mintage figures were not officially recorded. The Guide
Book lists a mintage estimate of 210 pieces for the 1858 three
cent silver proof, and PCGS estimates a survivorship of
approximately 100 coins in all grades. This Premium Gem proof is
sharp and beautifully toned, with reflective fields and natural
multicolor hues. Population: 17 in 66 (2 in 66+), 2 finer (4/20).
Original Multicolor Toning
Approximately 100 Proofs Known
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27C5, PCGS# 3705)
Weight: 0.75 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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