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1879 $3 PR64 Cameo NGC. CAC....

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 12, 2011
Item Activity: 8 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

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1879 Three Dollar, PR64 Cameo
Only 30 Proofs Minted, Some Unsold
1879 $3 PR64 Cameo NGC. CAC. The proof mintage of three dollar gold pieces was a mere 30 specimens in 1879, and it is doubtful that all of them found buyers. The issue is very rare in all grades today. This well-struck Choice example displays the dramatic black-on-gold flash of the best Cameo coins when tilted in the light. The brightly reflective fields show only a few minor hairlines and contact marks, and the surfaces are an attractive yellow-gold hue, with green highlights. This rare coin possesses exceptional eye appeal for the grade. Census: 2 in 64, 3 finer (7/11).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28AM, PCGS# 88043)

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