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1887 $3 PR64 Cameo PCGS Secure. CAC....

2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 24, 2010
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Dazzling Near-Gem Cameo Proof
1887 Three Dollar Gold
1887 $3 PR64 Cameo PCGS Secure. CAC. Proof three dollar gold pieces are extremely rare as a whole, although some of the later-series issues, such as the present 1887-dated specimen, are a bit more accessible. With a mintage of 160 pieces, the 1887 ranks as second-highest amid the entire group, behind only the 1888. The present near-Gem Cameo example offers rich orange-gold color. The obverse fields show some light, grade-limiting hairlines, but the reverse is hairline-free and displays a pronounced orange-peel effect. The field-device contrast is strong, and there are no singular marks. Population: 4 in 64 Cameo, 11 finer (8/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28AW, PCGS# 88051)

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