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    1866 Three Cent Silver, MS66
    Frosty and Prooflike

    1866 3CS MS66 PCGS Secure. The production of three cent silver coins increased slightly in 1866, but still only 22,000 circulation strikes were minted. Coins struck during this period were never meant to serve any meaningful role in commerce. They were simply used to pay off odd amounts of gold purchases or silver deposits. So, while the 1866 is scarce overall, it can still be found in high grades. This Premium Gem boasts thickly frosted and fully defined central devices. Daubs of reddish-gold patina encircle the largely brilliant interiors. Population: 15 in 66 (1 in 66+), 13 finer (6/18).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZG, PCGS# 3686)

    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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    July, 2018
    12th-15th Thursday-Sunday
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