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    Impressive MS64 1855 Three Dollar

    1855 $3 MS64 PCGS. A lustrous near-Gem of this popular issue from the second year of the series but the introductory year of the large DOLLARS subtype. Study beneath a loupe fails to reveal any abrasions that would remotely challenge the grade. Rich sun-gold toning dominates, although the highpoints display traces of steel-blue. Although the 1855 mintage was high by the standards of the series, the early date ensured that few pieces were saved, and at the MS64 level, the 1855 is rarer than most later low-mintage dates. For example, the 1888 has a mintage of just 5,000 pieces but a PCGS population in MS64 and higher that is approximately 10 times that of the 1855. Population: 19 in 64, 4 finer (11/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M6, PCGS# 7972)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2011
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