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    Rare 1858 Three Dollar Proof, NCS

    1858 $3 --Altered Surfaces--NCS. Proof. The 1858 three dollar proof, with an estimated mintage of 10 to 14 pieces, is exceeding rare, with only seven or eight believed to exist, at least three of which are in museums (David Bowers, The United States Three Dollar Gold Piece).
    Both sides of this example yield strong field-motif contrast; indeed, each projects a somewhat gold-on-black appearance when observed from a direct angle. A solid strike leaves virtually compete definition on the design elements. The surfaces appear to have been polished, and a strong lens reveals delicate tooling in portions of the fields.(Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 289W, PCGS# 8021)

    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
    May-Jun, 2008
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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