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    1857-S Three Dollar With Pinch, MS61
    Ex: S.S. Central America
    Rare Mint State Survivor

    1857-S $3 S.S. Central America #2 (with Pinch) MS61 PCGS. Ex: S.S. Central America. Although recoveries from the S.S. Central America more than doubled the number of Mint State 1857-S threes known, just 11 pieces are currently shown in Uncirculated grades by PCGS and NGC combined. This MS61 coin is one of eight Mint State pieces certified by PCGS (6/19). Just 14,200 pieces were struck, nearly all of which were released into circulation and used extensively in West Coast trade.

    This yellow-gold example retains most of its original semireflective surface on the obverse, while the reverse is lightly frosted across its smooth fields. Both sides show light, hair-thin abrasions and a few tiny marks. A sharp strike weakens only at the highest points of Liberty's curls, and bright mint luster shines throughout the obverse and reverse. A pinch of gold dust recovered from the shipwreck occupies one of the dual holder windows, while the back of the holder has the signature of chief scientist and historian of the shipwreck treasure, Bob Evans, confirming recovery of the gold dust and coin from the S.S. Central America. Its box of issue is included. (Variety PCGS# 670757, Base PCGS# 7977)

    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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