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    1865 Three Dollar, VF25
    Series Key Date

    1865 $3 VF25 NGC. CAC. Less than half of 1865 three dollar gold coins were struck in Philadelphia (1,140 pieces) compared to the previous year. The result is the second-lowest mintage in the series from its inception in 1854 to 1880, excluding the 1854-D. The date is scarce in all grades, and this Very Fine representative serves as an excellent opportunity to affordably acquire an example. Deep reddish-gold color blankets stunningly original surfaces worthy of a CAC approval sticker. Little detail remains over the hair, yet LIBERTY and the headdress feathers are clear, as are the legends on each side.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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