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    1857 Three Cent Silver, MS66
    Light but Colorful Toning

    1857 3CS MS66 PCGS. CAC. The smallest silver coin ever issued for the United States, the three cent silver, had a brief heyday before the Civil War drove even it from circulation. This Premium Gem of the 1857 issue, mintage slightly over 1 million pieces, has a mix of gold, peach, steel-blue, and violet patina. Clash marks from the shield appear within the III of the reverse. Population: 6 in 66, 1 finer (11/14).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22Z6, PCGS# 3673)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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