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    Impressive Select 1866 Three Dollar Gold

    1866 $3 MS63 NGC. This postwar issue's production of 4,000 pieces, while paltry by most measures, is middle-of-the-road in the context of the denomination. Garrett and Guth note that while some examples were saved, Mint State coins are usually on the low end; they comment most of the unworn survivors " ... are in the MS-62 range."
    Select and better pieces are highly elusive, and the opportunity to acquire a coin so fine as the present piece comes infrequently. The sun-gold and yellow-gold surfaces show soft, subtle luster and an aura of originality. Well-defined with light, wispy abrasions on each side, but few overt marks. NGC has graded only six MS63 coins of this issue and a mere two numerically finer representatives (2/08).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MM, PCGS# 7987)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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