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    1865 Three Dollar Gold, MS61
    A Major Series Rarity
    Only 1,140 Pieces Struck

    1865 $3 MS61 NGC. Ex: South Texas Collection. With an original mintage of only 1,140 pieces, the 1865 is one of the scarcest Philadelphia issues in the series. It has been estimated that perhaps 65 or fewer specimens exist in all grades with the usual coin encountered only in the VF-XF grade range. This piece is far superior to the average grade seen. The fields exhibit a bright, semiprooflike sheen to each side despite myriad scuff marks that have accumulated over the vulnerable finish and limit the grade. Sharply struck, except on the bow knot on the reverse with good overall visual appeal for this difficult issue. Census: 10 in 61, 13 finer (11/17).
    Ex: Palm Beach Signature (Heritage, 11/2004), lot 8309; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2014), lot 6559.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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