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    Gorgeous 1881 PR 66 Cameo Three-Dollar Gold

    1881 PR 66 Cameo NGC. The 1881 is an especially popular date in the series of three-dollar gold pieces, obviously stemming from its minuscule business strike production of just 500 coins. The distribution of proofs was actually stepped-up to a new high of 54 pieces in 1881 and a decent percentage remains today, perhaps numbering as high as 30-35 coins.
    This specimen is certainly among the finer pieces known of this elusive date, with immaculate two-toned surfaces draped in a milky orange-gold patina. Inspection with a glass yields only a solitary, inconspicuous hairline in the left obverse field, the only blemish of any kind on this extraordinary 1881 proof. (NGC ID# 28AP, PCGS# 8045)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
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