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    Pleasing 1856 Three Cent, MS65

    1856 3CS MS65 PCGS. This little Gem trime displays a medley of pastel mauve, gold, and sky-blue patination on the obverse, while the reverse takes on deep forest-green and purple. A sharper strike than usually seen on the 1854-1858 design type (Type Two) brings up generally strong definition on the motifs. David Bowers (1988) writes that: "Of all three types of the silver three cent denomination, the 1854-58 style is the most difficult to locate. Few Uncirculated pieces were saved at the time of issue, so pieces in Mint State are quite rare today." Population: 21 in 65, 3 finer (5/07).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22Z5, PCGS# 3672)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    July, 2007
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