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Lot 2221

1863 $3 Gold. NGC graded Proof 65 Cameo. In NGC holder 1935295-010. A wonderful brilliant gem coin. The 1863 and 1864 are perhaps the two most readily found Proof Three-Dollar gold issues from the era of the War for Southern Secession. Not that the term "readily found" should really be construed to mean "common" when referring to any Proof gold delivery. When viewed in the wider context of U.S. numismatics, the 1863 is undeniably a rare item, with a mere handful of coins certified by PCGS and NGC from an original mintage of 39. This important Gem is warm yellow-gold in color. Both sides command attention by displaying boldly cameoed, fully struck devices that appear to lift atop deeply mirrored reflectivity in the fields like an island in the middle of the ocean. Virtually distraction-free, as suits the grade, with one or two random hairlines in the obverse and reverse field that require no further mention. An aesthetically spectacular coin that should earn a worthy place in the archive of Proof gold sales this year; a coin so lovely it catches your eye and whispers seductively to "come, give me bid." Only 39 proofs struck. Pop 3; tied for finest cameo graded at NGC.
Estimated Value $40,000 - 50,000.

Realized $51,750

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