1861 $3 MS (PCGS# 7982)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3715
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This is a very scarce 18th century gold issue that seldom makes an appearance in the numismatic market. From a mintage of just 5,959 business strikes, this 1861 Three has survived with overall sharp striking detail and ample evidence of a prooflike finish from the dies. Rich honey-gold color to both sides, with no individually mentionable distractions among the scattered abrasions.