PCGS Coin Number: 7973
The 1855-S $3 gold piece was the first of a few dates struck at the San Francisco Mint. However, the low mintage indicates that there was very little demand for the denomination in 1855, particularly out West. Although the 1855-S issue is truly a scarce date, its rarity has been overestimated in the past, at least in circulated grades. The challenge is finding an 1855-S specimen in nice condition. In Mint State, the 1855-S issue is extremely rare, with only a handful of examples known, and none certified better than a single MS-63 coin. Striking qualities are generally good, but this date is not known for its eye appeal. The price record of $35,750 was set by John Jay Pittman’s About Uncirculated coin in 1998. The finest example that has been reported is the gem coin that is now a part of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Reference Collection. The coin was obtained from Fred Sweeny in 1972.
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