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    1865 Three Cent Silver, MS66
    Lavishly Toned

    1865 3CS MS66 PCGS. Fractional currency dominated commerce during the Civil War, resulting in a scant production of 8,000 business-strike three cent pieces in 1865. The issue was presumably coined to prevent the 500 proofs from becoming instant rarities, and to have on hand to pay off odd amounts to depositors at the Mint. This Premium Gem is lavishly toned in aquamarine, orange, and mauve-red. The obverse is prooflike while the reverse showcases satin luster. Population: 12 in 66 (3 in 66+), 6 finer (6/20).
    Ex: Dallas Signature (Heritage, 10/2008), lot 286.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZF, PCGS# 3685)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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