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    1863 Three Cent Silver, Impeccable MS67
    Only Two Finer at PCGS, Ex: Gardner

    1863 3CS MS67 PCGS. CAC. The Civil War had driven silver out of circulation by 1863 and only 21,000 coins were struck, mostly to pay for various purchases at the Mint. Blue, green, and russet toning blankets the surfaces, lending spectacular eye appeal to each side. This semiprooflike Superb Gem offers considerable contrast between the frosted devices and deep, watery fields. The rich patina is all that precludes a Prooflike designation. Essentially pristine and free of clash marks. Population: 3 in 67 (1 in 67+), 2 finer (1/16).
    Ex: Purchased by Eugene H. Gardner from Legend Numismatics (10/1998); Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV (Heritage, 10/2015, as MS67 NGC with CAC approval), lot 98046.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZD, PCGS# 3682)

    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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