Magic Starr Collection - SCARSDALE COIN Coin Album
CAC - Essentially superb in every respect. A rich, glowing satin luster radiates all over, accenting orange, gold, green, lilac, and soft silver-pewter surfaces. Sharply struck up from clashed dies, this wonderful coin is very high end and very pleasing. Pedigree Seattle Collection which was assembled by a dedicated collector over the course of the last two decades,
CAC First year of the Type Two design and one of the most challenging issues in the series, especially in Gem condition. This piece has a remarkably strong strike for the type (except, of course, on the reverse stars), and the mint luster is full and frosted. Each side has pale ice-blue patina with an irregular overlay of golden/brown patina. A couple of horizontal die cracks are seen on the obverse and there is just the slightest evidence of the clashing in the fileds (normally a very pronounced feature on three cent silver pieces.) Pedigree From the Robert Bowling Collection
CAC 1862/1 3CS MS66 PCGS. The underdigit on this piece is a bit fainter than usually seen, most likely because of the vigorous die polishing seen in the fields on each side. Brilliant throughout, the fields shimmer with semi-prooflikeness and there are no reportable abrasions on either side. A terrific type coin with immense eye appeal.
Gold CAC Sharply struck gem of the highest order, somewhat prooflike in appearance, richly toned. Obverse shield is deep iridescent gold, surrounding fields display iridescent violet and sea green. The reverse displays deep iridescent blue at the center that spreads outwards through shades of rose and gold
CAC ELIASBERG PEDIGREE - One of the few business strikes produced and much rarer than the proofs of this date. This is simply a gorgeous coin. The fields are brightly lustrous, very interesting and prominent die clashing evident on both sides, One of the finest business strikes known of this rare issue and a superlative example.
A spectacular prooflike Gem example. Sharply struck and vividly toned, especially on the reverse, in electric hues of gold, blue, and pink. A desirable low-mintage issue. A mere 4,360 trimes were minted in 1871, with proofs accounting for 960 pieces. Today, Gem business strikes are much scarcer than proofs and sell for substantially higher premiums in corresponding grades of preservation.
The sale of proof coins to the general public did not begin until 1858. While proof Trimes exist in most years prior to 1858, their mintage was miniscule. Although the proof mintage for 1858 Three Cent Silvers is unknown, it was decidedly very low. Surprisingly, two varieties are known, one with a repunched 5 in the date, and the second with die lines (as minted) above TED in UNITED. This rare and untoned representative is from the second variety. It has a strike that is complete except for the details of a couple of the reverse stars. The mirrored fields lack contrast with the devices, but have good reflectivity. A few hairlines on both sides do not interfere with the appeal of this desirable, rare proof specimen.
Reflective fields and frosted motifs show rich gold and violet iridescence, especially so at the rims. Sharp and appealing, a near-pristine gem of a high order. PCGS has not certified a Proof example of the date at a finer grade, making the present specimen even more appealing!
This richly toned, mostly golden-russet example reveals deep reflectivity as the coin turns into the light. Certain angles also allow appreciation of the deeply frosted devices yielding the pronounced cameo effect of often coveted by collectors. Fully struck and free of distracting hairlines!
A very flashy, glassy mirrored Gem proof, this piece displays deep cobalt-blue toning over most of each side with lighter, occasional accents of golden and rose color. A very impressive proof whose depth of toning does not obscure the underlying brightness of the proof mirrors.
This is an absolutely gorgeous Trime with glittering fields and well frosted devices. Bold contrast is evident beneath warm crimson-champagne iridescence. Only 4,360 Three Cent Silvers were produced in 1871, 960 pieces of which were proofs. To date, this is only the second proof 1871 certified as Cameo by PCGS, the other grading only PR64
1872 3CS PR66 Cameo PCGS. Using a single set of dies, the Philadelphia Mint delivered 1,000 business strike and 950 proof Three Cent Silvers in 1872. Since representatives of the first group do not turn up with any degree of regularity, extant specimen strikings are prized among date collectors. Whereas some proof 1872 Trimes in today's market are impaired, the present Gem is free of bothersome post-production impairments. Glassy in the fields, both sides are also suitably well frosted over the devices. A few small planchet flaws and strike throughs (both as struck) are noted.