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    1883 Three Dollar Gold, PR63
    Sharply Detailed and Lightly Marked

    1883 $3 PR63 PCGS. JD-1, R.5. The Philadelphia Mint struck 89 proof three dollar gold pieces in 1883, to accompany a minuscule business-strike production of just 900 pieces. It was the last year that the proof mintage was under 100 pieces until the denomination was discontinued in 1889. A single pair of dies was used to strike all the proofs, with the date slanting down and positioned farther to the right than on the business strikes, making it easy to distinguish between the two formats. John Dannreuther estimates the surviving population at 40-55 examples in all grades.

    This impressive Select specimen exhibits sharply detailed design elements and deeply reflective fields on both sides. The pleasing surfaces show a few minor hairlines and contact marks, with a short horizontal mark above the jaw the best pedigree marker. Eye appeal is outstanding. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 7 in 63, 24 finer (4/20).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28AS, PCGS# 8047)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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