||1856-S $3 Medium S AU50 NGC. The most available mintmark type. As a date, this issue is obtainable in the AU grade range, but suddenly becomes rare in Mint State; NGC and PCGS report having seen 35 examples at this level (8/14), though this figure likely reflects a number of resubmissions. None are certified finer than MS64. This piece retains original green-gold patina with hints of luminous luster in the protected regions. Slight wear is observed on the high points of the design, though the details remain nearly complete. The connoisseur will appreciate the smooth surfaces and correspondingly ample visual appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.