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    Colorful MS66 1865 Three Cent Silver

    1865 3CS MS66 PCGS. CAC. Because fractional currency dominated commerce, a scant 8,000 business strike 1865 three cent pieces were produced. The issue was presumably coined to prevent the 500 proofs from becoming instant rarities. This Premium Gem is lavishly toned in aquamarine, orange, and mauve-red. The obverse is prooflike while the reverse has satin luster. Population: 5 in 66, 3 finer (9/08).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZF, PCGS# 3685)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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