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    1872 Three Cent Silver, MS66+
    Beautifully Toned and Contrasted

    1872 3CS MS66+ NGC. At first glance, the obverse of this mesmerizing Premium Gem appears starkly contrasted with frosty shield and star motifs set against semiprooflike fields. Closer inspection under a proper light source reveals central golden-orange patina that progresses to purple and blue hues. The reverse is similarly contrasted, but the interior is largely brilliant with multicolor toning around the borders. A fully struck key date example from a mintage of just 1,000 business strikes. Census: 6 in 66 (2 in 66+, 1 in 66 ), 0 finer (3/15).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 22ZN, PCGS# 3693)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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