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    One Of The Finest Known 1856 Three Dollar Gold Pieces, MS64 PCGS

    1856 $3 MS64 PCGS. Even though the Philadelphia Mint coined 26,010 three dollar gold pieces this year, the 1856 is markedly scarcer than the 1854 and 1855 in all Mint State grades. This piece has an above average strike, although we do note slight weakness on the U in UNITED. The surfaces are radiantly lustrous, with a hint of orange patina over medium yellow-golden color. A notable opportunity for the gold specialist, and a lightly marked, seemingly high-end example, at the near-Gem level of preservation. Tied for the highest-graded, at PCGS. Population: 9 in 64, 0 finer (3/04). (#7974) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M8, PCGS# 7974)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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