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    Toned Gem 1856 Three Cent Silver

    1856 3CS MS65 PCGS. Even though 1.4 million pieces were struck of the 1856 three cent silver, this mintage means very little as there were so few collectors in the United States at the time to set aside coinage. As a result, 99% of the mintage went into circulation and stayed there with just a few dozen high grade coins known. The obverse is fully struck while the reverse shows a bit of softness on the peripheral stars. The mint luster is bright and softly frosted with a mottled overlay of teal and rose coloration. Population: 20 in 65, 3 finer (3/05).(#3672) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22Z5, PCGS# 3672)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    May, 2005
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
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