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    Impressive MS64 1871 Three Dollar Gold

    1871 $3 MS64 PCGS. By 1871, the three dollar gold denomination had long outlived whatever usefulness it might have had; Paul M. Green, in an article for Numismatic News published October 21, 2008, needled the oft-floated rationale for the three dollar gold piece as a way to buy sheets of stamps, suggesting that perhaps a member of Congress anticipated "an outbreak of pen pals." Certainly, the 1,300 business strike three dollar gold pieces in 1871 did not buy too many stamps, and this MS64 beauty never circulated at all. Delicate aqua and lilac central shadings contrast with the deep yellow-gold of the modestly mirrored fields. Sharply struck with a tiny alloy spot in the feathers of the headdress. Population: 12 in 64, 1 finer (3/09).
    From The American Princess Collection of $3 Gold.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MU, PCGS# 7993)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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