Last week we questioned the authenticity and story behind the reported discovery of a previously unknown 1870-S Three Dollar gold piece.
Joe Boling writes:
The two 1870-S $3 gold pieces aren't even close to being from the same dies. And I know we can't expect the lay press to know the difference between striking and casting, but....
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ARTICLE CLAIMS 1870-S THREE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE FOUND IN A BOOK
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