Exceptionally preserved gem. Satiny luster gleams from golden-grey surfaces. Details are sharply defined. Nice! The only mint marked issue of the entire series and quite popular as such. The Hansen Collection holds one of the four finest known examples for the date a MS66+.
Flashy mint luster gleams through silver surfaces with tints of pale gold here and there. Trace die clashes can be seen on the obverse but no surface marks of any significance. Scarce and popular type 2, 3-cent silver type that was only issued from 1854-1856. A MS66+ example for the date is displayed in the Hansen Collection number one set.