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    Superb Prooflike Gem 1864 Three-Cent Silver

    1864 3CS MS67 Prooflike NGC. Totally reflective and at first glance appears to be a proof, but the obverse die shows very strong clash marks, which should not be the case if this were actually a proof. Of course, this is also a very rare date with a total mintage of 12,000 pieces, and it is likely that the dies had scarcely lost their polish when the business strikes were coined. Toned with deep peripheral gold on the obverse, the reverse is dark blue with a vibrant orange-gold center. Pristine surfaces and a sparkling jewel. Census: 8 in 67, 4 finer (3/06).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZE, PCGS# 3684)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
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