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    1856 Three Cent Silver, MS67
    The Finest Certified

    1856 3CS MS67 PCGS. CAC. Three cent silver production increased dramatically in 1856 to nearly 1.5 million pieces, up from just 139,000 coins the year before, and the issue is among the more obtainable Type Two issues overall. Still, the number of high-end Mint State survivors is negligible.

    The surfaces of this 1856 three cent silver show frosty, unbroken mint luster with areas of deep russet, olive, amber, gold, and lavender-blue patina. Minor die erosion appears in the peripheral recesses and trivial softness on the central devices, but they scarcely detract from the eye appeal. The strike is far sharper than usual for this issue. This is the finest circulation-strike 1856 three cent silver piece, the only MS67 that PCGS has ever certified. NGC has never certified an example finer than MS66 (6/15).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 22Z5, PCGS# 3672)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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