1859 $3 MS (PCGS# 7979)

2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376

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Lot Description
1859 $3 MS64 NGC. Brilliant with satiny luster. Most design features show bold definition. This is the variety with "Repunched 9" in date as described in Walter Breen's Encyclopedia. Breen notes: "Usually VF to EF, very rare in AU or better." The presently offered example is certainly a dazzling exception to the general rule. A scant 15,638 three dollar pieces were coined during the year, a fact that adds to the desirability of the issue. Population: 16 in 64, 5 finer (4/05). From The Clifford Columbus Collection.
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