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    Select Mint State 1871 Three Dollar
    1,300 Business Strikes Coined

    1871 $3 MS63 PCGS. The mintage of the Reconstruction-era 1871 three dollar gold issue was low even by the standards of the series, a meager 1,300 business strikes, the lowest single-year production from 1866 to 1880. Among the few dozen Mint State examples known, most rank no finer than MS62. This Select piece is one of only nine such submitted to PCGS, with 13 finer (6/11). The fields are bright and noticeably reflective with considerable contrast against the devices. A few small abrasions appear scattered about, none large or distracting. The strike is just shy of full, with the most noticeable softness occurring on the ribbon bow.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MU, PCGS# 7993)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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