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    1871 Three Cent Silver, MS68 ★
    Spectacular, Tied for Finest Known

    1871 3CS MS68 ★ NGC. This remarkable Star-designated Superb Gem features fully prooflike fields and well-defined devices, characteristic of this late-series issue. The central obverse is frost-white, while the peripheries and the entire reverse exhibit deep shades of violet and navy blue toning.

    Population Data (3/15): This MS68 ★ piece is tied for the finest with one other submission at NGC. The finest at PCGS are in MS67.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1871 three cent silver is slightly more available overall than it theoretically should be, given its low mintage of 3,400 coins. Mint State examples were apparently set aside by dealers and collectors when the denomination was discontinued in 1873. The issue is still scarce in comparison to most earlier dates. Superb Gems are rare.

    Provenance: Purchased from North American Certified Trading (1/2006).(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZM, PCGS# 3692)

    Weight: 0.75 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
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