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    Rare Mint State 1865 Three Dollar Gold

    1865 $3 MS61 NGC. 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, semi-prooflike sheen to each side despite myriad scuff marks the 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. Population: 6 in 61, only 11 are finer (10/04).
    From The Greg and Lesia Hosch Collection.(#7986) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    November, 2004
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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