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Lot 3144

1850 Pattern Three Cents. Silver, plain edge. Original. Rarity 4. PCGS graded Proof 58 PQ. Nice original toning on both sides of this Premium Quality coin. Struck in silver, this attractive design was the Mint's first foray into designing a three-cent piece for circulation. However, the attractive Liberty cap and rays motif was tossed aside and replaced in 1851 (when actual production go underway) with a large six-pointed star instead. One never knows, but it may have been the rays on this Pattern coin that were the source for the Mint choosing to add rays around the eagle on the silver quarter dollar and half dollar issues of 1853.) Pop 4; 44 finer (PCGS # 11536) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,600.
Ex: The Brentwood Park Estate.


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