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    1863 Three Dollar, MS62
    Only 5,000 Coins Struck

    1863 $3 MS62 NGC. Three dollar gold pieces from the 1860s are significantly scarcer than the later, lower-mintage pieces from the series. Examples from the Civil War years are especially scarce, because few coins were saved -- either numismatically or otherwise. Pieces that were hoarded eventually made their way into post-war circulation. This exceptionally lustrous, frosty example is one of the relatively few 1863 three dollar pieces that survive in Mint State. Sharply struck from clashed dies, light abrasions are noted, yet the plentiful eye appeal exceeds its technical grade. Census: 16 in 62, 23 finer (10/15).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5R, PCGS# 7984)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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