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    1867 Three Cent Silver, MS68
    The Sole Finest Known, Beautiful Toning

    1867 3CS MS68 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. During the Civil War, silver coinage was widely hoarded and circulated little. As a result, the silver three cent piece's annual production plummeted after 1862 and never recovered in the post-war years. In 1867, only 4,000 pieces were struck. There are only a handful of examples that survive in Superb Gem condition, and of these the Simpson coin is the sole finest. This piece yields prooflike fields and bold design elements throughout the centers and peripheries. Vivid violet, gold, and ocean-blue hues join more mellow sea-green, russet, and amber toning on both sides, and the underlying surfaces are devoid of even minor contact marks. Eye appeal is simply outstanding. The single most essential 1867 three cent piece for the Registry Set collector.(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZH, PCGS# 3687)

    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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    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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