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1861 Three-Dollar Gold Piece

Original Lot at Bowers & Merena

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Auction Details

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Bowers & Merena Auction The June 2010 Baltimore Auction Jun-2010 1861 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. MS-62 (PCGS). A date that is rarely offered at auction, the 1861 Three is highly elusive in both proof and business strike formats. The business strikes have a mintage of just 5,959 pieces, and fewer than 300 are believed to have survived to the present day (this estimate is based on the total provided in the 2005 book The United States $3 Gold Pieces: 1854-1889 by Q. David Bowers and Doug Winter). Unlike with many late-date issues in this series, most survivors of the 1861 issue are circulated. Mint State coins are very rare, and they are always treated as highlights in whatever collections they are included.
    An important offering for the advanced gold specialist, this is a pretty BU-quality survivor with warm rose-gold peripheral highlights framing medium-orange centers. Lustrous and satiny, we further note a sharp strike and freedom from all but small, wispy abrasions. Not all that far from Choice quality, we anticipate this coin selling for a noteworthy bid.

Coin Details

PCGS # Service Cert # PCGS Pop PCGS Pop Higher PCGS Price GuideSM Value Set Registry
7982 PCGS 07434677 23 35 $10,000.00 View a set that requires this coin
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Other Auction Appearances

Date Price Firm Sale Lot
Jan-2014 $9,400.00 Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201 6557