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    Rarely Offered AU58 1860-S Three Dollar

    1860-S $3 AU58 NGC. The 1860-S is one of the scarcer S-mint issues in the three dollar gold piece, particularly so at the present grade level. In the early 1980s, Paul Taglione stated that he knew of only five About Uncirculated survivors. The number of AU pieces is significantly higher today with a total of 22 coins certified by both of the major services. Nevertheless, this issue is still infrequently offered above the XF grade level. This is a nicely struck survivor whose features display bold overall definition. The surfaces are champagne-gold in color with traces of a prooflike finish evident in the protected areas on both sides. Since 2,592 1860-S three dollar gold pieces were melted before they left the Mint, this issue's actual mintage is only 4,408 pieces.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5M, PCGS# 7981)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
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