U.S. Coins Gold Coinage $3 Princess Gold

1873 $3 Closed 3 NGC AU50

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Degree of Toning: 2/10
DLRC Inventory #: 87569

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Auction Name: Richmond Sale, Part I.
Closed On: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 6:00 PM.
Realized: $11,213.

Item Description:
Semi-Prooflike and toned in a gorgeous, orange-gold color. Of the three 1873 “Threes” offered here, this is the most convincing as a “circulation strike,” though none were recorded as having been struck for circulation.

Considerable debate rages over which 1873 is an “Original” and which is a “Restrike.” Even renowned experts ...

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 7995 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $3 Princess Gold
Type: Princess head
Years for Type: 1854-1889
Strike: Business
Denomination: Three dollar gold
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Weight: 5.015g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 2,000