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November 28, 2014

COIN OF THE WEEK

1859 $3 Gold PCGS MS66
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1855 Gold $1

1859 $3 Gold PCGS MS66- $46,500.00

A gem 1859 Three Dollar Gold. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS. This rare, 1859 Three Dollar Indian Princess has pleasingly clean surfaces, a strong obverse strike, and subdued mint luster, which glows from its devices.

Please contact me by email or telephone 1-800-624-1870 to reserve this great coin.

James Longacre designed the coin using the Indian Princess for his main device. He had to create a motif that would be distinctly different from the quarter and half eagle coronet designs. The design, similar to his Gold Dollar Large Head, shows a head of Liberty facing left in profile wearing a stylized headdress. Inscribed on the headband is LIBERTY. She is surrounded by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

In using the Indian Princess design, Longacre felt that he was creating something that was uniquely American rather than an adoption from the classics. The reverse of the piece shows an open wreath of corn, cotton, wheat, and tobacco tied at the bottom with a bow. The denomination 3 appears at the top center of the wreath, with DOLLARS and the date below within the wreath. Longacre liked the wreath design so much that he adopted it for use on the small cent of 1856.


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NEW COINS ADDED - (The week of 11/28/2014)

J-837 1870 10C Pattern NGC PF67

J-1036 1870 $10 Pattern PCGS PR65CAM CAC

J-711 1869 10C Pattern PCGS PR64RB CAC

J-435 1865 $1 Pattern PCGS PR66BN

J-397 1864 $1 Pattern PCGS PR65 BN CAC

J-148b 1852 $1 Pattern PCGS PR63 CAC

J-138 1852 G$1 Pattern PCGS PR65 CAC

J-60 1836 Gobrecht Silver $1 Pattern PCGS PR64

J-67 1836 G$1 Pattern PCGS PR66 CAM

1800 Draped Bust H10C Libekty, Large Eagle, PCGS MS64 CAC

1831 Capped Bust H10C NGC MS68

1834 Capped Bust H10C PCGS MS65

1834 Capped Bust H10C NGC MS66

1834 Capped Bust H10C PCGS PR64

1836 Capped Bust H10C 3 Over Inverted 3, NGC MS65

1873 Liberty Seated H10C, No Stars, Large Date NGC MS66

1844 Liberty Seated H10C PCGS PR65 CAM CAC

1849 Liberty Setated H10C PCGS PR64 CAC

1852 Liberty Seated H10C NGC PR65 CAMEO

1855 Liberty Seated H10C PCGS PR65 CAC

1858 Liberty Seated H10C NGC PR66 CAMEO

1858 Liberty Seated H10C NGC PR65

1860 Liberty Seated H10C PCGS MS68 CAC

1869 Liberty Seated H10C PCGS MS67

1796 Draped Bust 10C JR-6, Small Eagle, NGC MS63

1797 Draped Bust 10C, 16 Stars, Small Eagle, PCGS MS61

1922-S $20 St. Gaudens NGC MS65

1916-S $20 St. Gaudens PCGS MS66

1915-S $20 St. Gaudens NGC MS66

1913-D $20 St. Gaudens NGC MS66

1911-S $20 St. Gaudens PCGS MS65

1910-S $20 St. Gaudens PCGS MS65

Very Truly Yours,

Tom Pilitowski
www.usrarecoininvestments.com
Toll Free:
1-800-624-1870
Email: TomPilitowski@yahoo.com


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