||1874 $3 AU58 NGC. CAC. Among other provisions, the Mint Act of February 12, 1873 provided for the melting and recoining of heavily circulated gold pieces. It comes as little surprise, then, that the 1874 three dollar issue boasts one of the highest mintages in the series. Residual luster glistens from within the recesses, illuminating peach-gold surfaces that show intermittent green accents along with an area of reddish-violet toning near Liberty's nose. While the design elements display an expected amount of friction from brief circulation, they are clearly well struck. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.