1859 3CS, CA PR (PCGS# 83708)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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Lot Description
1859 3CS PR65 Cameo NGC. Only 800 proof silver three cent pieces were minted in 1859, and many were melted or spent for face value by collectors during the hard times of the Civil War. The present coin is one of the finest survivors, with razor-sharp striking details and brightly mirrored fields. The surfaces are mostly brilliant, with light touches of gold toning evident at the borders. Currently, NGC has certified two coins in PR65 Cameo, with two finer, while PCGS has graded no coins at this level, with a single specimen finer (6/10).
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