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    1862 Three Dollar Gold, MS62
    Conditional Rarity

    1862 $3 MS62 PCGS. The low-mintage three dollar gold pieces from the Civil War era, such as this piece with a mintage of only 5,750 pieces, are far rarer grade for grade than their counterparts from the 1880s. The 1862 is usually seen with heavy die striations and clash marks, although only the former are seen here. This piece has good luster and attractive color, with a few ticks and scrapes in the field accounting for the grade. The reverse die is rotated about 15 degrees clockwise with respect to the obverse. Series specialists will recognize this piece for the conditional rarity it is. Population: 15 in 62, 27 finer (12/10).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5P, PCGS# 7983)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2011
    5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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