1857 3CS PR (PCGS# 3704)

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3282
  • Grade:
    PR65
  • Price:
    $16,100.00
Lot Description
1857 3CS PR65 PCGS. CAC. The 1857 proof three cent silver was struck the year prior to mass production of proofs by James Ross Snowden. An unknown quantity was struck, but probably 40-50 individual proofs are known today in all grades. This Gem exhibits bold die striations in the obverse fields, and each side is deeply mirrored. The obverse displays a rose-golden center surrounded by cobalt-blue at the margin, while the reverse is even deep blue. Identifiable by three shallow planchet flakes out of the second and third column on the Roman numeral III on the reverse. Population: 8 in 65, 1 finer (7/11). From The Daryl J. Haynor Collection.
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