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    Tied For Finest Known 1856 Gem Three Dollar

    1856 $3 MS65 NGC. The rich peach-gold surfaces exude the desirable mint bloom so often lacking in lower quality coins, and the luster is full and complete. The design elements are sharply impressed by the dies, with no significant weakness on Liberty's curls or the wreath. In the end, however, we must look at the surfaces and these are what really separate this coin from the many and place it at the top of the grading selection. For this Gem to make the grade, the surfaces had to be really clean, and at first glance one would expect this to be a much later date to be so well preserved. Just a few minor, inoffensive marks on the reverse are mentioned for accuracy. The fields are partially prooflike, being associated with noticeable die striations. This is an opportunity which should not be missed by any serious student of this series. Census: 2 in 65, 0 finer (1/06).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M8, PCGS# 7974)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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