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    Elusive AU53 1860-S Three Dollar

    1860-S $3 AU53 PCGS. Barring the so-far-unique 1870-S three dollar gold, the 1860-S is the last of the S-mint threes, and the second-rarest of the group behind the 1857-S. Most pieces encountered today are only Choice XF at best. The present example boasts superior luster over honey-gold and orange-gold surfaces. The strike is excellent, and even under magnification no singular impairments are noted. Population: 8 in 53, 14 finer (1/07).
    Ex: John A. Beck Collection, Part II (Quality Sales, 2/12-13/1976, lot 242, flip included.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5M, PCGS# 7981)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    February, 2007
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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