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    Marvelous 1864 Three Cent Silver, MS68

    1864 3CS MS68 PCGS. CAC. This three cent silver issue, struck during the last full year of the Civil War, had a small mintage of just 12,000 pieces. There are relatively few survivors at any grade level, and Mint State coins are more numerous than circulated examples, at least among those seen by the two major grading services. Superb Gems are still rare, however, and a mere 12 specimens have been certified at the MS68 level by NGC and PCGS combined (six apiece at each company), with none finer (6/09).
    This lovely example displays amazingly crisp striking definition on both sides, along with moderate clash marks on the obverse. Intense mint frost radiates from the lightly toned, seemingly immaculate surfaces.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 22ZE, PCGS# 3684)

    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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