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    Elusive 1856-S MS61 Three Dollar

    1856-S $3 MS61 NGC. The typically encountered '56-S three dollar coin is apt to grade VF or XF, reflecting the fact that these coins circulated extensively in the channels of commerce. David Bowers, in his United States $3 Gold Pieces book, estimates that only 10 to 15 Mint State examples are extant. NGC and PCGS have graded nearly 30 Uncirculated specimens, some of which are likely to be resubmissions.
    The yellow-gold surfaces of this MS61 example display a nearly unbroken luster flow. A sharp strike manifests itself in strong definition on the design elements, save for the usual softness in some of the curls of Liberty's hair. Some light handling marks are scattered over each side. Census: 8 in 61, 11 finer (8/07).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M9, PCGS# 7975)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    September, 2007
    27th-28th Thursday-Friday
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