This coin is clearly a borderline MS64! PCGS was tough on it.
Superior surfaces are clean and sleek. You can see die polishing lines (Mint made and do NOT detract) all over. There clearly are traces of semi-prooflike mirrors. A full booming luster shows off the moderate original gold color. There are no spots or discolorations. Miss Liberty and the details are frosty and have sharp strikes. The eye appeal is fantastic!
ONLY 2600 were ever minted. PCGS 3, NGC 1, CAC 1. PCGS has graded only 5 coins higher (including a MONSTER MS68)! According to our records, until this coin surfaced, NO PCGS MS63’s had been sold at auction since 2010 (and that was a NON CAC piece which brought $11,500.00). We strongly feel ALL pricing guides are totally out of whack on the rarer $3 pieces like this. The reason is simple: they make so few appearances. This coin will be a tremendous addition to any choice set of $3!