||1870 $3 AU58 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Three dollar coins dated 1870 are relatively available given the issue's low mintage of 3,500 coins. The majority of examples can be found in About Uncirculated grades, while mint condition pieces prove challenging, making AU58 an ideal collectible grade. Reddish-gold surfaces and abundant luster imbue this near-Mint representative with unquestionable visual appeal. A touch of softness occurs over the lower portion of the hair curls and below the bow, and scattered marks do not detract from the appearance. NGC has seen only 27 numerically finer submissions (8/14). 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 @ $40.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.