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superlative gem mintstate exceptionally toned fish scale!! WOW WILD!

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currently in a pcgs ms65 holder 1858 type2 3cent silver trime! called fish scales in the olden days when they were AND STILL ARE sooooo small and thin just the scales of a fish!!


usually type 2 coins ARE seen dipped white or ugly splotchy mottled toning type 2 is a scarce coin type much scarcer many times overall than a type 1 or 3 trime


flamed.gifthis coin is an uncommon exception flamed.gif


fantastic album toned golden rose to cobalt blue to rose golden centers both sides

exceptional toning and excellent cartwheel lustre on the obverse

and booming lustre with monster!! toning on the reverse



but this coin needs to be sight seen in person to be fully apprecaited!! and to see this monster reverse quality



again the coin is a monster on the reverse because of the lustre strike and toning! laugh.gif


extremely light clashed die obverse at noon but barely seen as such with a date that is bold and this is usually not seen on the type 2 trimes as usually the date is really very weak on the 1858 and usually again the coins come with heavy clashing


this coin is an exception to the rule! sweet!!!!!!!!!


the rims and stars on both sides are almost 100% fully struck and again UNCOMMON AS SUCH AND USUALLY NOT SEEN LIKE THIS!


fully raised rims on both sides with an almost 100% full obverse shield strike again highly unusual for type 2 trimes!! cool.gif


and totally 100% fully struck 6 points on the star RARE AS SUCH


USUALLY THESE type 2 coins come with an uneven strike and again not so with this coin!! flamed.gif


trimes type 2 for the most part most all of the time are just problematic coins because of their small size and especially so their extremely tissue paper thinness that

just makes the coins hard to come nice

all have just plain damage from weak strikes, uneven strikes strong clash marks and then most all are dipped white or just plain ugly toning that for the most part to a non specialist in the field the coins just look damaged ugly


****** always problematic coins****** especially so the type 2 trimes




this coin is a really nice ms65 not a 66 but just a NICE ms65!


this coin again basically has none of the usual problems seen on type 2 trimes and overall the eye appeal is just superb!! 893whatthe.gif


combined with the really exceptional extraordinary toning just makes this a sweet one in a million coin 893applaud-thumb.gif


and an extremely popular 1850's type coin with tremendous pressure as for type 2 type for trimes cloud9.gif


type 2 trimes are


5 times rarer in gem mintstate than type 1 trimes flamed.gif

6 times rarer in gem mintstate than type 3 trimes flamed.gif


type 2 trimes are extremely rare in proof






sincerely michael shy.gif








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You weren't just whistling Dixie when you told me about this trime, yesterday. Very sweet. I just absolutely love that cobalt blue toning. Excellent commentary, by the way. Learned boocoo. 893applaud-thumb.gif

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Beautiful coin, Michael. I especially like the strike. Most Type II Trimes are pretty poorly struck, especially the Star borders. This one is really nice!

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