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    1866 Three Cent Silver, Richly Toned MS67
    Significant Field Reflectivity

    1866 3CS MS67 PCGS. CAC. The surfaces are deeply toned in swaths of sea-green, plum-red, and cobalt-blue. The strike details are unusually strong for a three cent silver, showing definition comparable to that seen on proofs. A slight hint of cartwheel luster appears in the fields, but each side is strongly reflective, even through the multiple layers of toning.

    Population Data (4/14): This Superb Gem is among the finest examples known of this low-mintage date. PCGS has seen nine submissions in MS67 with one finer. NGC has seen three in the same grade with one finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Before we sold this coin in 2010, the previous consignor had purchased it as a proof. With only one pair of dies used to strike 725 proofs and 22,000 strikes for circulation, there is obviously a continuum of reflectivity that makes it difficult to differentiate between late-state proofs and early-state business strikes.

    Provenance: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2010), lot 3667.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22NK, 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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