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Lot 2341

1854 $3 Gold. NGC graded MS-65. A nice lightly toned gem. Well struck. To expand upon our opening lines: what an extraordinary example of this sometimes neglected (at least in high grades) First Year $3 gold piece! The 1854 issue has distinctive small letters on the reverse. The bright yellow-gold luster of this MS65 could hardly be more pulsating, in fact we have rarely seen any $3 from the 1850s with scintillating luster that equals this Gem. The fields glow. They are essentially "as struck." The heart pounds at the very thought of owning such a coin. If the bidding follows true to form, it will give everyone the impression that the grade fits this coin, and then some -- and that would be a truthful assessment. Pop 10; 5 in 66; 1 in 67. (PCGS # 7969) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 19,000.

Realized $22,425

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