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    Lustrous Near-Gem 1855 Three Dollar

    1855 $3 MS64 NGC. With less than half the mintage of its first-year Philadelphia counterpart, demand for the three dollar gold coin was on the wane even in 1855. Still, examples are plentiful relative to three dollar gold standards, at least in circulated grades through Select Mint State. A near-Gem such as this coin, though, is a condition rarity. Characteristic swirling luster graces yellow-orange surfaces with strong peach overtones. Well struck overall with minor softness on the hair at Liberty's forehead and the knot on the wreath. Census: 21 in 64, 2 finer (6/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M6, PCGS# 7972)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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