||1872 $3 MS62 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Mint continued to keep three dollar gold coin production to a minimum in 1872 (2,000 pieces), as the denomination remained unseen in circulation everywhere but the West Coast, where coins could occasionally be found in commerce. As a testament to the rarity of Uncirculated examples, NGC reports only 13 grading events in MS62 and six submissions finer (8/14). The lightly frosted devices stand out pleasingly against contrasting fields, imbuing the surfaces with a distinctly prooflike appearance -- unsurprising given the issue's low mintage. Well-struck overall with slight high-point softness, this attractive representative is sure to make a wonderful addition to any collection. 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 @ $60.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7050.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.