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    1856 Three Dollar Gold, MS64
    Usual Perfect Dies

    1856 $3 MS64 PCGS. During its 36-year history, only one three dollar gold piece (the first in 1854) had a mintage that exceeded 100,000 coins, and only nine other issues had five-figure mintages. Among those was the 1856 with a production of just over 26,000 coins. Few have survived in high grades, and this piece approaches the finest known for the issue. Die varieties are virtually non-existent in the series, and the generally low mintages mean that few examples have die cracks or clash marks. This Choice Mint State piece exhibits perfect dies with frosty yellow luster and faint traces of rose toning in the protected areas. Both sides exhibit trivial, grade-consistent marks. An outstanding example for the specialist. Population: 32 in 64, 4 finer (11/15).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M8, PCGS# 7974)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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