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Lot 3250

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3250
Date 1859
Side reverse
Grade 61
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7979
Denomination $3
Description 1859 $3 MS61 NGC. Production of three dollar gold coins soared to 15,588 examples in 1859, a significant increase from the previous year's mintage of only 2,133 pieces. In fact, this date claims the third-highest mintage in the series after 1858, surpassed only by the 1874 and 1878 issues. Resultantly, examples are relatively available and readily collectible in EF and AU grades. However, Mint State representatives such as this are scarce. The surfaces exhibit medium yellow-gold color with peach and rose accents. A touch of softness occurs over Liberty's hair curls and headdress plumes, but overall the strike is sharp. Light clash marks appear in front of the portrait and within the wreath, and grade-consistent marks are lightly peppered throughout. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $3062.05. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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