||1857 $3 AU58 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1857 three dollar gold piece had a mintage of 20,891 coins, a small figure but not overly so in the context of the series. Still, this issue is one of the more elusive Philadelphia issues of the period, especially in Mint State condition. This near-Mint representative is remarkably attractive for the grade and the issue, both of which frequently exhibit numerous heavy abrasions. The surfaces are smooth and the design elements are essentially complete, save for some minor striking softness on the wreath bow. Hints of luster remain in the fields, highlighting original green-gold patina overall. 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 @ $22.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2003.38. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.