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    1861 Three Cent Silver, MS67
    Type Three Issue With Intense Mint Luster

    1861 3CS MS67 PCGS. CAC. At first glance, this Superb Gem appears almost brilliant. Closer examination, however, reveals subtle pale blue interiors surrounded by much more noticeable, yet still light golden peripheral color. The strike details on the obverse are complete. The reverse is nearly so, save for slight weakness on the leaves above the Roman numeral and fletchings below. Supremely lustrous surfaces are uninterrupted by the abrasions normally seen. The obverse is strongly die clashed, the reverse less so.

    Population Data (7/14): A surprising 29 pieces have been certified by PCGS, but none are finer, leading one to question the number of resubmissions that may be included. A similar number have been graded by NGC.

    Heritage Commentary: It is difficult to term any three cent silver "common," but the 1861 is seen with greater frequency than other dates from the 1850s and 1860s. This makes it a leading contender for the most sought-after type coin in the series.

    Provenance: Purchased from Larry Whitlow (1/2005).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZA, PCGS# 3679)

    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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