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    1862 Three Dollar Gold Piece, MS62
    Rare Civil War Issue

    1862 $3 MS62 NGC. CAC. Philadelphia Mint production of three dollar gold pieces exceeded 10,000 coins for five of the first six years this denomination was coined, and only broke that threshold twice over the next 30 years. In 1862 there were just 5,750 pieces minted and survivors are rarely encountered. This pleasing piece has brilliant yellow surfaces with satin luster and excellent eye appeal. Census: 14 in 62, 12 finer (3/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5P, PCGS# 7983)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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