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    1884 Three Dollar Gold
    PR64+ Deep Cameo

    106 Examples Struck

    1884 $3 PR64+ Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. The Mint increased production of proof three dollar gold pieces in 1884 to 106 pieces, but the business-strike production was limited to a meager 1,000 examples. This trend continued for the rest of the series, with larger proof mintages accompanied by token regular-issue emissions until coinage of the denomination was cancelled in 1889. Clearly, the three dollar gold piece was just a coin for collectors in the later years of the series and served no useful purpose in the national economy. Proof 1884 three dollar gold pieces are rare today, and Harry Bass believed the 1884 was the rarest date of the series in business-strike format.

    This high-end Choice specimen exhibits sharply detailed design elements and well-preserved yellow-gold surfaces that show highlights of green. The devices are richly frosted, providing startling cameo contrast with the deeply mirrored fields. Eye appeal is terrific. Population: 2 in 64+ Deep Cameo, 4 finer (6/13).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28AT, PCGS# 98048)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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