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    Very Rare Gem 1857 Three Dollar Gold--The Only Coin Graded MS 65 by NGC

    1857 MS 65 NGC. One of the scarcest of the early P-mints, much more challenging than the 1854, '55, or '56; yet, an issue that lacks a sufficiently low mintage to be truly memorable to those collectors who live and die by mintages and the rarity they may indicate. However, it is in the realm of condition rarity that the 1857 is more easily recognized as important, especially in MS 65. At this grade level this piece is the only MS 65 certified to date (4/98) by NGC with one example also graded by PCGS.
    Superior, frosted surfaces immediately grab the attention of the viewer, and the specialist will note that the die striations in the fields that are so common to this issue are very light, almost imperceptible to the unaided eye. Light reddish tinted surfaces show slight striking softness on the highpoints of the design. The most obvious identifiers for pedigree purposes are a small copper stain near 5 o'clock on the obverse and one close to the rim on the reverse at 4 o'clock. From the Green Mountain Collection. (NGC ID# 7K5G, PCGS# 7976)

    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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    August, 1998
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