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1876 $3

1998 September Long Beach Sale #192

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 25, 1998
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Extremely Rare 1876 Proof Three Dollar
1876 PR 63 NGC. The proof-only status of the 1876 three-dollar has given it much notoriety over the decades and its rarity is assured by a mintage of just 45 coins. One must allow for duplication in arriving at the number of surviving 1876 threes, but even so it seems that no more than 25-30 pieces are extant today. The population of unimpaired examples, however, is much lower, with as many as a dozen specimens having been rigorously cleaned or even used as pocket pieces. This piece has a rich, deep-orange color, and is undoubtedly at the top end of the grade. (NGC ID# 28AJ, PCGS# 8040)

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