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1869/'8' Three Cent Silver, MS67+
1869/'8' 3CS MS67+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The 1869-dated three
cent silver pieces from these dies are traditionally called
overdates. However, some observers have questioned the true nature
of the variety, suggesting that it is either a recut 1869/9, or the
result of a die line inside the digit. According to PCGS Coin
Facts, this is the only Mint State example that is identified as
the "overdate" variety, while 11 proof examples carry the same
identification. Regardless of its name, the fact is that this is
the second finest PCGS-certified Mint State 1869 three cent piece
of any variety. A sharply struck Superb Gem, this piece has
brilliant satin luster beneath blue central toning with a ring of
gold and iridescent toning, nicely matched on each side.
Population: 1 in 67 (1 in 67+), 0 finer (4/20).
A Seldom Encountered Variety
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZK, PCGS# 3690)
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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