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    Flashy 1855 Three Dollar, MS64

    1855 $3 MS64 NGC. The mintages of early Philadelphia three dollar gold issues were harbingers of the denomination's eventual fate. The first-year 1854 had a generous mintage of 138,618 pieces, but the main Mint coined just 50,555 pieces the next year, and the year after that, the Philadelphia production was halved again.
    While the 1855 is infrequently prized as a condition rarity, especially in the context of a series with many low-mintage issues, Choice and finer coins are genuinely scarce. This shining yellow-gold example has flashy luster and well-defined obverse devices, though the bow on the reverse is soft. Modestly marked for the grade, with this issue's often-considerable die polish in the fields. Census: 23 in 64, 2 finer (4/09).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M6, PCGS# 7972)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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