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1884 Three Dollar, PR66 Cameo
Only Four Certified Finer

1884 $3 PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. The Philadelphia Mint coined just 1,000 business strike 1884 threes, along with 106 proofs. The 1884 is considered the rarest business strike produced during the decade, placing added emphasis on the proof examples.
There were three distinct striking periods for the small mintage of proof three dollar pieces in 1884. The first period included 30 pieces delivered on January 19 and 42 pieces delivered on February 29. The next delivery was four months later when 13 pieces were delivered on June 28, and the final production included 21 pieces that were struck just before the end of the year, and delivered on January 10, 1885. We are unaware of any way to distinguish between the three striking periods.
The final delivery of 1884 proofs opposed Mint regulations specifically stating that no proofs could be sold after the year that they were dated. If those regulations were followed, the net mintage was only 85 coins. However, today's experts believe that the coins were sold to dealers, such as James Colvin Randall and A.M. Smith.
A stunning proof, this specimen has obvious orange-peel fields with lovely cameo contrast between the frosty devices and deeply mirrored fields. Both sides are free of marks on this pristine piece. Here is an important opportunity for the advanced specialist to acquire a lovely Premium Gem Cameo proof. Census: 2 in 66 Cameo, 3 finer (6/12).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28AT, PCGS# 88048)


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August, 2012
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