STRIKE IS SO STRONG AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT FROM A PROOF THAT THE STAR IS STRUCK THROUGH ONTO THE REVERSE. GORGEOUS ANTIQUE PATINA PROVES NEVER CLEANED! MANY OF THESE WERE UNEVENLY STRUCK AS THE COIN WAS SO THIN.
THIS ONE HAS A FAIRLY NICE EVEN STRIKE, WHICH IS QUITE RARE! THIS ONE HAS SOME DINGS TO THE OBVERSE SHIELD AND A LIGHT SCRATCH TO THE REVERSE. MANY WERE BENT TOO, BUT NOT THIS ONE, IT IS STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW.THIS COIN IS ALREADY 155 YEARS OLD, WOW. LOOK AT THE PICTURES PROVIDED. PS I NEED A KIDNEY! IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER DONATING ONE OF YOURS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Therefore I have to revert to the old grading system that was insufficient to grade uncirculated coins. I have therefore come up with my own grading system for uncirculated coins. Unc is the lowest grade uncirculated coin that is brown in color. BU UNC is the lowest grade uncirculated coin that is red brown in color or red in color.
I add a + to those grades for each grade higher the coin might be. Thus BU UNC + is the next grade up from the lowest uncirculated grade and so on. BU UNC ++ is yet another grade higher. Thus the highest grade I could list would be BU UNC ++++++++++. Proof coins the same way except the grade is PROOF, PROOF +, ETC.The item "RARE 1862 3c THREE CENT SILVER PIECE PROOF +++ BUY NOW OFFER" is in sale since Saturday, November 23, 2013. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Three Cents\3c Silvers". The seller is "wepayauctions" and is located in Gainesville, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.