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GTG: 1889 3CN - Grade Posted

Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 28, 2023 4:49PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I recently acquired my first 3CN example. Quite pleasing with noticeable luster around the periphery and slight cartwheel effect when rotated under a light source. Please GTG and I will post a slab shot this evening or tomorrow morning.


  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll guess AU55; that’s a low mintage coin that you don’t see often!

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  • AvocetAvocet Posts: 226 ✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coin! I will guess AU55. The subtle '89' RPD typical for this coin shows up nicely in your coin. Congratulations!

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  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many of these suffer from a weak strike. I will say 63

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  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55 was my first thought, but I see I'm not the first to have it!! :p

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  • Project NumismaticsProject Numismatics Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of responses dancing around the answer, but no correct guesses. Also noticed some regulars didn’t guess. Probably means my photos need some work. Should be fairly obvious that this coin has wear from the photo and description though.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,475 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A curious fact about the later date 3 cent coins is that often MS and Proof examples are much more common than circulated examples.

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  • spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well you should allow at least 24 hours if you want people to respond... We aren't all just sitting at our computers or on our phones 24/7 lol 😉

  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @J2035 said:
    Lots of responses dancing around the answer, but no correct guesses.

    I was just grading it like I would if I had owned it. ;)

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Missed it, but thanks for not showing the grade up top in the first post.

    My thought was 55, and I still think it could be. Nice images. It's got a little bit of a weak strike, but great color and distraction free surfaces.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well... I was thinking 55.... but 53 is good.... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was a little tough at 45, nice coin!

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