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    1871 Three Dollar, MS63
    Rare Prooflike Example

    1871 $3 MS63 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Contemporary collectors quickly realized the scarcity of the 1871 three dollar gold issue (only 1,300 coins minted) and plucked examples from circulation. Thus, a surprising number of coins survive in lightly circulated condition. However, pieces in lower-Mint State grades are very scarce, and Select representatives such as this are rare, tightly held, and seldom seen. Yellow-gold color and vibrant mint luster adorn the strongly prooflike surfaces. This amazing example offers well detailed and lightly frosted devices with typical softness over 18 in the date and the wreath bow. Minimal marks are faintly scattered over each side. NGC has certified only 11 coins in MS63 and 14 coins finer (8/14).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $60.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MU, PCGS# 7993)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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