1868 $3 MS (PCGS# 7989)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2221
  • Grade:
    MS64
  • Price:
    $11,500.00
Lot Description
1868 $3 MS64 PCGS. Within the context of the three dollar series the 1868 does not have an especially impressive mintage. But consider that only 4,850 circulation strikes were produced, and what a huge rarity such an issue would be in another series that is more widely collected by date and mintmark. As one would expect for such a low-mintage coin, the fields on this piece are bright and reflective with just a bit of cartwheel. The devices, of course, are nicely frosted and give the piece a moderate two-toned contrast. The surfaces shine with bright yellow-gold color and there are no mentionable abrasions, just a number of small, inoffensive marks on each side that explain the grade. Population: 12 in 64, 7 finer (3/10).
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