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    1856-S Three Dollar Gold, MS62+
    Conditionally Rare Branch Mint Issue

    1856-S $3 MS62+ PCGS. Medium S Mintmark. The mintage of 34,500 pieces was the largest production of three-dollar gold pieces by the San Francisco Mint among the four dates produced by that facility, but in Mint State the 1856-S is rare. The 2005 Bowers reference suggests 10 to 15 Uncirculated pieces exist, although the Garrett and Guth figure of approximately two dozen Mint State survivors is more in line with the current population data.

    This greenish-gold example displays vibrant mint luster and with faint orange accents in protected areas. Liberty's headdress and lower hair definition are razor-sharp. As often seen, a free-floating die break beneath LL of DOLLARS combines with a Medium S mintmark to confirm the die pair (one of two die marriages for the Medium S). Plus-graded by PCGS for its vibrant appeal, a few light field lines and minor abrasions define the numeric grade. Population: 4 in 62 (1 in 62+), 6 finer (10/16).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M9, PCGS# 7975)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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