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    1855 Gold Three Dollar, MS65
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    1855 $3 MS65 NGC. With a mintage of 50,555 pieces, the 1855 three dollar gold is among the more plentiful issues in the series in Mint State. Examples can be found with little difficulty through MS63, and Choice coins are occasionally obtainable. The same cannot be said of Gems. In MS65, NGC has seen only a single coin -- the present example -- and that service lists one Premium Gem finer; PCGS records two MS65s and another MS66 (6/16). Does a resubmission exist in these numbers? Our Auction Archives show no previous offerings of a Gem-graded 1855 three, although the NGC MS66 coin has traded hands several times prior to its last appearance in 2009. The PCGS MS66 coin is from the Pogue Collection, and it realized $35,250 in the D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III (Stack's/Bowers, 2/2016), lot 3092. This MS65 NGC coin is beautifully preserved and boldly struck, showing rich original luster in peach and orange-gold hues. Luster just shimmers in the fields when rotated beneath a light.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M6, PCGS# 7972)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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