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    Gem Uncirculated 1861 Three-Dollar Gold

    1861 MS 65 NGC. Struck during the turbulent initial year of the Civil War, just 5,959 business strike threes were issued, an output that was not exceeded until thirteen years later and only three more times in the life of this interesting, yet unnecessary denomination. Like all three-dollar issues from this decade, the 1861 is scarce in all grades and especially challenging in mint condition.
    This is an especially lustrous specimen that is complemented by frosty, sharply detailed features and a thin ring of orange patina about the borders. Very light die striations can be seen in the fields, which is fairly indicative of the few known uncirculated 1861 threes, and a few minor blemishes in the fields are magnified somewhat unfairly by the brightness of the luster. Population: 2 in 65, none finer (4/98). (NGC ID# 7K5N, PCGS# 7982)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 1998
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