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    Exquisite 1854 Type Two Three-Cent Silver in MS 66

    1854 MS 66 NGC. First year of issue for the Type Two design, and a highly coveted coin in such a superior state of preservation. As we look at the coin, flipping it from one side to the other, we simply do not see any post-striking impairments. If they are present, they must be extremely small. The only ripple in the fabric of the coin is heavy die clashing, as always seen on Type Two trimes. The striking details are also very well brought up, the only deficient portion of the design being the uppermost leaf on the reverse above the Roman numeral III. The sparkling lustrous surfaces are covered with a light layer of golden-rose toning with much underlying brilliance. Population: 3 in 66, none are finer (4/95). (NGC ID# 22Z3, PCGS# 3670)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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