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    Superior 1855 Three-Dollar

    1855 MS 64 NGC. The 1855 is one of the more available of the early date threes. However, when contrasted to a truly common date, such as the 1854, one immediately notes that the mintage of the 1855 is about one-third that of the 1854 and in mint state it is at least two dozen times rarer. This, of course, is because the 1854 is a first year of issue and was saved as a memento of this unusual denomination. Nowhere near as many 1855s were set aside, and as a result high grade pieces such as this are infrequently encountered. The surfaces of this coin are intensely lustrous with a shimmering quality that overpowers all other attributes the coin possesses. The striking details are not completely brought up, and there are a couple of stray abrasions here and there, but one comes away with an impression of overpowering luster and originality. Population: 9 in 64, none are finer (1/98). (NGC ID# 25M6, PCGS# 7972)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    March, 1998
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
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