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    Fabulous 1864 MS 68 Three-Cent Silver

    1864 MS 68 NGC. Ex: Dawson. A breathtakingly beautiful example of this elusive business strike in the three cent silver series. Only 12,470 coins were struck of both proofs and commercial strikings, with 470 of those being proofs. A good percentage of the business strikes were melted during the uncertain years at the close of the Civil War or in July, 1873 upon the discontinuation of the denomination. This piece has the loveliest sea-green and lilac toning imaginable, taking alternating, concentric positions of these primary colors on the obverse and reverse. The underlying surfaces display pinpoint sharpness and are bursting with mint luster. One of the most stunning three cent silvers of any date we have ever had the privilege to sell through auction. Population: 1 in 68, none finer (6/98). (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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    September, 1998
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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