1864 3CS PR (PCGS# 3714)
The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 247
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1864 Silver Three-Cent Piece. Proof-66 (PCGS). A second high-grade example of this normally elusive Civil War-era issue, this piece is richly original in a blanket of deep charcoal-blue patina. The color does lighten a bit toward the left-reverse border, where we see an antique-copper hue to the toning. A profound-looking piece with strong technical quality to match the eye appeal.