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    1870 Silver Three Cent, MS66+
    Sharp, Prooflike Example
    Scarce in Mint State

    1870 3CS MS66+ PCGS. By the end of the silver three cent series, annual production was down to token quantities. The 1870 boasts a scant 3,000-coin mintage, from which few examples survive in Mint State. This high-end Premium Gem is among the finest of a few dozen Uncirculated coins at PCGS. As is characteristic of low-mintage issues, the fields are mostly prooflike and the frosty design elements provide modest contrast. Slight weakness on the central shield pertains to the circulation-strike origin of this coin, while sharp definition elsewhere grants excellent eye appeal. Both sides show milky-gray toning, although the reverse has violet, gold, and russet undertones around the periphery. Population: 14 in 66 (1 in 66+), 1 finer (9/15).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZL, PCGS# 3691)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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