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    Gem Uncirculated 1872 Three-Cent Silver

    1872 MS 65 NGC. A rare business strike example of this seldom-seen date in the three-cent silver series. Only 1,950 coins were struck of both proofs and commercial strikings with 950 of those being proofs. Many of the proofs were saved over the years and quite a number of the business strikes were melted in July, 1873. The same pair of dies were used for both business strikes and proofs, and naturally some confusion can exist regarding a coin's status. This piece has deeply reflective fields, but lacks the crisp highpoint definition one would expect from a proof striking. Moderately toned in blue-green and rose shadings. Of great interest to collectors of this short and interesting series. Population: 4 in 65, only 1 finer (6/96). (NGC ID# 22ZN, PCGS# 3693)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    August, 1996
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