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    Gem 1865 Three Dollar Gold Piece

    1865 MS 65 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, is seven points finer than any we have sold at public auction over the past six years, and is, in fact, one of the highest graded pieces known of this elusive issue.
    The fields show heavy die striations which impart a bright, semi-prooflike sheen to each side. The surfaces are nearly free from all post-striking impairments, suggesting an even higher grade, this certainly being an upper-end coin for a 65. Sharply struck, except on the bow knot on the reverse, and unparalleled overall visual appeal for this difficult issue. From the Green Mountain Collection. Population: 2 in 65, only 1 finer (4/98). (NGC ID# 7K5S, PCGS# 7986)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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