1857 3CS PR (PCGS# 3704)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1023
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The rarity of pre-1859 U.S. Mint proof coinage means that the 1857 and 1858 are the only realistic proof type candidates from the Type II Silver Three-Cent series. Even these issues are scarce in an absolute sense, however, the current online version of the <em>PCGS Population Report </em>accounting for only about 75 survivors of the proof 1857. Richly original and awash in olive-copper patina, the present example is also fully struck and free of outwardly noticeable blemishes.