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    Superb, Semi-Prooflike 1871 Three Cent Silver

    1871 3CS MS67 PCGS. Only 3,400 business strikes were produced of the 1871 three cent silver. It is quite scarce, especially in high grade, and business strikes are much more desirable than their proof counterparts. Apparently high grade 1871 coins are frequently seen with prooflike or semi-prooflike fields. The most reasonable explanation for this is that the original polish from the dies had not had time to wear off by the time the 3,400 coins had been produced. The brightness in the fields on this coin adds considerable "life" and vibrancy to the emerald-green and rose toning seen over each side. This piece has much sharper definition than the usual business strike three cent silver, and there are also no traces of die clash marks in the fields.(#3692) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZM, PCGS# 3692)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    May, 2005
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
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