1879 3CN MS (PCGS# 3747)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 846
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1879 Nickel Three-Cent Piece. MS-65 (PCGS). A satiny gem that shows light nickel haze but is free of specks or spots and boasts a full strike. The reverse die was severely lapped prior to striking this piece, with the ribbon ends considerably diminished by this die polishing process into mere fragments of their former selves. No doubt this helps differentiate the circulation strikes from the proofs.