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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 921

1870 Silver Three-Cent Piece.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 921.
 Estimated: $ 500

United States, Silver

Sold For $ 650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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1870 Silver Three-Cent Piece. In NGC encapsulation 5938163-013, graded PF 63.

From the Dr. Jay M. Galst Collection.

With a mintage of 1,000 pieces, the 1870 three-cent piece gives a glimpse into the post Civil War collecting habits in the United States. Americans were still recovering from the devastation of the Civil War and coin collecting was just starting to resume at a somewhat normal level. Small denomination proofs were becoming popular and the mintage for this date confirms this. The present example is virtually mark free but has a slightly softer strike on the central devices. The toning is a wonderful purple and orange at the peripheries turning to lustrous silver in the centers. A very attractive example of the type at this grade level.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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