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    Conditionally Rare 1883 Three Dollar PR65 Ultra Cameo

    1883 $3 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. Regardless of the date, proof three dollar gold pieces are rare coins. Just 89 proofs were struck in 1883, and apparently a high percentage of these were saved, according to Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth (2006). Deep or Ultra Cameo specimens are few and far between, however.
    In addition to the Pittman Collection, examples also appeared in the Eliasberg, Trompeter, Bass, Garrett, and Bareford sales, as well as a single piece in the Smithsonian Institution. According to our notes, this is just the 22nd appearance of this date in any Heritage sale dating back to 1975, including multiple appearances of a smaller number of coins. Nearly all of those known today are in lower numerical grades. This rich yellow-gold Gem has hints of honey-gold color with deeply reflective fields around highly lustrous devices. A few tiny toning spots are visible with careful examination. Although plate matching is difficult, this example appears to be different than any of those pieces mentioned above. Census: 5 in 65 Ultra Cameo, 1 finer (3/07).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28AS, PCGS# 98047)

    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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    April, 2007
    9th-10th Monday-Tuesday
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