Superior 5/1990:5517, $100,000 - David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5389, $141,000
Gaston DiBello Collection - Stack’s 5/1970:767 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:682, $46,000
In January 2014, Heritage sold an 1867 $3 Gold piece in PCGS MS67 for a whopping $141,000, setting a new record for this date. This particular coin had been held for decades by David Akers, the late author, researcher, and gold specialist who had a special penchant for $1 and $3 gold pieces. In 1990, Akers paid an amazing $100,000 for this coin, thus his return on investment was not so impressive for such a long interval of time, but the price he paid in 1990 gives some indication of how much competition he had back then, and how much he really wanted this coin. Akers was never shy about paying top dollar for great coins, and he considered this one of the most important "Threes" of all time.
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