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    Scarce Choice AU 1857-S Three Dollar Gold

    1857-S $3 AU55 NGC. The original mintage of 14,000 pieces is not exceptionally low for the series, but relatively few examples of this San Francisco Mint issue have survived, especially at grade levels above XF; and only four pieces have been certified in Mint State (three at NGC; just one by PCGS).
    This visually enticing Choice AU representative displays rich coloration and somewhat bright fields. The design motifs are well impressed, while an interesting strike-through (not detrimental to the technical grade) occurs just left of and below the mintmark. The piece is moderately worn and exhibits numerous shallow marks and hairlines in the fields. A few heavier abrasions are noted around the 5 in the date, near the reverse center. Despite such minor detractions, this conditionally scarce coin should attract considerable attention from serious bidders when it crosses the auction block. Census: 21 in 55, 11 finer (10/06).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5H, PCGS# 7977)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2006
    29th-30th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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