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    1856-S Three Dollar, MS61
    One of 34,500 Pieces Made

    1856-S $3 MS61 NGC. Small S. After Dahlonega and New Orleans began the branch mint production of the three dollar gold denomination in 1854, stopping after that year, the San Francisco Mint picked up the torch, producing its first three dollar coins in 1855. This example comes from the second year of production, 1856, in a short run that includes only three more dates: 1857-S, 1860-S, and the unique 1870-S. Though its rich yellow-gold surfaces show several short pinscratches on the reverse, it is well-defined with strong all-around eye appeal for the MS61 designation.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M9, PCGS# 7975)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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