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    Superlative 1855 Three Cent Silver
    MS65, With Splendid Color

    1855 3CS MS65 PCGS. CAC. This is a superlative Gem of this Type Two issue (those with two lines around the six-pointed obverse star, produced from 1854 to 1858). The 1856 coins were made to the extent of only 139,000 pieces, although they survived the melting of larger silver coinage in the early 1850s because they were made with lower silver content--net .750 fine rather than the .900 fine of other minor silver. This satiny MS65 coin boasts splendid gray-gold color with glints of cerise and gold. The reverse sports particularly bold clash marks. Population: 11 in 65, 4 finer (7/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 22Z4, PCGS# 3671)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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