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    Near-Mint 1865 Three Dollar Gold
    One of 1,140 Business Strikes

    1865 $3 AU58 PCGS. No discussion of the 1865 three dollar gold is complete without a discussion of its exceedingly low mintage. The date's production of 1,140 business strikes is just 20 pieces above that of the legendary 1854-D three dollar, and no subsequent business strike date would have a lower mintage until 1880. Like many 1865 three dollar coins in better grades, this wheat-gold example shows considerable reflectivity through the fields. The strike is decent on the portrait, if soft on the bow of the wreath, and though a touch of rub affects the lightly abraded surfaces, the overall eye appeal is strong. Population: 13 in 58, 10 finer (5/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    June, 2011
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