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    1869 Three Cent Silver, Iridescent Gem
    Gold CAC Sticker

    1869 3CS MS65 NGC. Gold CAC. Radiant ice-blue toning at the central obverse progresses to variegated hues of green, yellow, rose, and crimson. A similar blend of colors shrouds the reverse. The motifs exhibit razor-sharp strike detail, save for the two lower left stars, and microscopic ticks are imperceptible without magnification. Housed in a former generation holder with a rare gold CAC approval sticker.

    Population Data (8/15): NGC has seen six MS65 representatives and 11 submissions higher. PCGS shows just three Gems and six finer. This is the sole 1869 three cent silver with a gold CAC approval sticker.

    Heritage Commentary: All 1869 representatives are scarce, as only 300 of the 4,500 coins struck are estimated to survive. Like other late-date issues in the series, the majority of examples were probably melted after 1873. Gems are rare, and this particular piece boasts a gold sticker from CAC, suggesting it merits at least one additional grade point.

    Provenance: Purchased from Simco Numismatics (9/1996).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 22ZK, PCGS# 3689)

    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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