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    Description

    1866 Three Cent Silver, MS67
    Fully Struck, Colorful Patina

    1866 3CS MS67 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Gardner. Before the present lot appeared in our 2010 Orlando FUN Signature, its consignor had purchased the coin as a proof. With only one pair of dies used to strike 725 proofs and 22,000 strikes for circulation, there is a continuum of reflectivity that makes it difficult to differentiate between late-state proofs and early-state business strikes. This Superb Gem is among the finest examples known of this low-mintage date. PCGS has seen ten submissions in MS67 with two finer; NGC has seen four in the same grade with one finer (9/15). The surfaces are richly toned in swaths of sea-green, plum-red, and cobalt-blue. The strike is unusually strong for the type, showing definition comparable to (or perhaps even exceeding) that seen on proofs. A slight hint of cartwheel luster appears in the fields, but each side is strongly reflective, despite the multiple layers of toning.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2010), lot 3667, which realized $14,950.(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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    Auction Dates
    Oct-Nov, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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