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    Rare Select 1861 Three Dollars

    1861 $3 MS63 NGC. For all other gold denominations, 1861 is a common date by the standards of the era. Among Three Dollar pieces, however, the 1861 is rare, and has the lowest Philadelphia Mint production of the series up to that year. Just 5,959 business strikes were produced, and its importance was not contemporaneously appreciated, since the majority of survivors are in XF and AU grades. This mildly prooflike example has a penetrating strike and a well preserved reverse. The obverse is also clean, aside from a short handling mark behind the eye and two brief pinscratches near the ST in STATES. The key to an 1861 gold type set, significant for collectors of this introductory Civil War date.(#7982) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7K5N, PCGS# 7982)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    November, 2005
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