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    Surprising Near-Mint 1865 Three Dollar Gold

    1865 $3 AU58 NGC. With a nominal mintage of 1,140 pieces struck against the backdrop of the Civil War, it is a wonder that any three dollar gold pieces of 1865 ever circulated. Yet more certified examples are worn than not, and in AU58 and better, the issue is a borderline condition rarity. This noteworthy near-Mint representative offers mildly reflective fields, their luster consistent with this issue's tiny mintage, along with solidly struck devices that display only a hint of friction. The yellow-orange and honey-gold surfaces have a handful of scattered marks, but these have only minimal impact on the overall eye appeal. An attractive example that has the eye appeal to rival a lower Mint State piece. Census: 17 in 58, 20 finer (7/07).
    From The DAX Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2007
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