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    Rare Mint State 1865 Three Dollar

    1865 $3 MS61 NGC. In 1865 the Civil War still raged and the payment of specie was suspended in the North, obviating the need for gold coinage. The mintage of the three dollar gold business strikes in that year was a token 1,140 coins, a quantity likely made only to prevent the proof coins (which the Mint was obligated to produce for collectors) from becoming great rarities. Mint State examples of the 1865 are extremely rare. This piece shows considerable prooflikeness, with orange-gold glints in the protected areas and hazel-blue in the fields. Census: 9 in 61, 12 finer (11/09).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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