1859 $3 MS (PCGS# 7979)

2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1153

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4705
  • Grade:
    MS63
  • Price:
    $7,763.00
Lot Description
1859 $3 MS63 NGC. CAC. During the first six years of coinage from 1854 to 1859, eight of the 11 three dollar gold issues had mintages of 14,000 or more coins, including 15,558 business strikes in 1859. Over the next 30 years from 1860 to the end of the series in 1889, only two issues out of 33 have mintages greater than the 7,036 coins struck in 1860. This lovely Select Mint State piece has sharp design elements with lustrous and frosty yellow-gold surfaces. Only a few grade-consistent marks are evident on each side. The average grade for this issue is just AU53. Census: 7 in 63, 25 finer (2/11).
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