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    1872 Three Cent Silver, MS65
    Prooflike; Final Year of Circulation Strikes
    Just 1,000 Pieces Struck

    1872 3CS MS65 PCGS. Survivors of the business strike production from 1872 are much rarer than proofs struck for the year, although a nearly equal number of both formats were produced. Visually, there is little to differentiate the proofs from the surviving circulation strikes because all were struck from the retired proof dies, and most were decidedly prooflike in their appearance. This example is brilliant and deeply prooflike on the obverse, with frosted motifs. A crescent of light gold and ocean-blue patina covers the left half of the reverse. Aside from weakness on many of the reverse stars, bold motifs accompany the Gem eye appeal. Population: 3 in 65 (1 in 65+), 7 finer (8/14).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZN, PCGS# 3693)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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