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    Important MS64 1856-S Three Dollar Gold Piece

    1856-S $3 MS64 NGC. Breen-6355. Medium S, with a minor die break from the base of the second L in DOLLARS leaning down to the left. While the 1856-S was a relatively high production issue with 34,500 pieces produced, attrition took a great toll on that number, and today even problem-free AU coins are a challenge to locate. Strict Mint State examples are very scarce with fewer than two dozen pieces believed known today. This is one of the finest known with two others graded MS64 and none finer. This is an exceptionally pleasing and lustrous coin that displays rich reddish patina on each side and strong striking details throughout, the only exception being the bow knot on the lower reverse, as usually seen on three dollar gold pieces. (#7975) (Registry values: N7079) (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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    June, 2004
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