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1870-s 3 Dollar Gold Piece



"Only one specimen of this coin is known, this being now in the possession of a well-known New York collector. It is said that the dies were used by a coiner of the San Francisco Mint to strike two specimens in 1870. One of those was placed in a cornerstone of a public building of that city. The mint records do not mention the issue of a coin of this denomination and letter". -- Edgar H. Adams


Composition: .900 Gold, .100 Copper
Diameter: 20.5mm
Weight: 5.015 grams
Edge: Reeded
Head: Venus Accroupie Liberty
Reverse: wreath of tobacco, wheat, corn and cotton
Designer: James Barton Longacre


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