Tough 1867 Silver Three-Cent Piece (3CS Trime) Proof-66 Cameo (PF 66 CAM) by NGC. Gorgeously toned example with rare Cameo designation! Only 625 proof silver trimes were minted in 1867 with an analogous circulation strike mintage amounting to still a meager 4,000 units, the vast majority of which Breen (1988) records as having been melted down in July 1873, thereby instilling unforeseen demand in the proof specimens among date collectors. This particular example, conservatively attributed a super-gem PF 66 grade, offers the best of both worlds with respect to a plethora of blueberry-intensive rainbow natural coloring, coupled with an ultra rare cameo designation among 3CS to beat for superior contrast in terms of the mirrored fields that display a melange of deep iridescent undertones of vivid golden-apricot, cobalt blue and pinkish-lilac toning.These characteristics accentuate the frosty motifs covered with rich charcoal gray patina, producing noticeable contrast over both sides. Direct lighting calls forth not only bold cameo contrast between the fields and devices as noted by NGC in the coin's cameo grade, so rare that CDN doesn't even offer price estimates for cameo examples, but also the aforementioned impressively colorful palate. Razor-sharp detail appears on the design elements, and impeccable preservation prevails throughout. Fully struck and exceptionally well-preserved! A fantastic and perhaps even undergraded piece among a generally underappreciated type coin.
The item "Tough 1867 Silver Three-Cent Piece (3CS Trime) Proof-66 Cameo (PF 66 CAM) by NGC" is in sale since Sunday, December 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Three Cents\3c Silvers". The seller is "adamzn" and is located in Lafayette, California. This item can be shipped to United States.