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Lot 1407

1854. PCGS graded MS-62. Frosty and lightly toned. A sparkling Mint State of the precies quality expected for MS62; the $3 is not an actively collected design except among experienced and specialized numismatist. A fair amount of swirling luster blends effortlessly with pale golden highlights on the satin surfaces.

Introduced in 1854, the new $3 denomination was designed by James B. Longacre, who became chief engraver at the Mint in 1844, after the death of Christian Gobrecht. The obverse features the head of Liberty as an "Indian princess," facing left, wearing a feathered headdress upon which is a band inscribed LIBERTY. The inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds. The same motif was later used on the Type III gold dollar 1856-1889 (PCGS # 7969) .
Estimated Value $2,600 - 2,700.
The William H & Beuelaress K. Helem Collection.


 
Realized $3,105
 



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