Like the Dahlonega Mint issue, this example is the only three-dollar gold coinage date struck in New Orleans. Although 24,000 were struck, very few high quality survivors are known. While the mint at Dahlonega was a specialty facility, producing only gold coinage, the New Orleans Mint also coined silver issues and remained in operation, intermittently, until 1909.
The reverse die has been lapped, a polishing process designed to eliminate clash marks and other small defects. The process also removed certain shallow design elements, including fine details of the wreath.
Purchased 07/31/1973 from Joe Flynn, Sr. Coin Co.
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