Heritage Auction's Chicago Signature U.S. Coin & Platinum Night Auction
Posted on 7/12/2011
[Dallas, TX] –
Just looking at the three dollar coin from the front, it has every outward appearance of a Philadelphia Mint proof. Turn the coin over, however, and the 'S' mintmark on the reverse elevates this coin into a whole other realm. This is a supreme rarity and will be highly coveted by the top collectors in the world.
While the $3 1855-S is drawing the majority of the attention from the top echelon of numismatists, the coin is being offered along with two other important 1855-S proofs: an 1855-S 50C Arrows PR 65 NGC and an 1855-S 25C Arrows PR 64 NGC.
These coins will be cornerstone pieces in whatever advanced collection they end up in. We fully expect the bidding to be spirited and the prices to reflect the extreme rarity of the coins themselves.
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