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    1886 Three Dollar Gold, Appealing PR55
    Fewer Than 90 Proofs Believed Extant

    1886 $3 PR55 NGC. The 1886 three dollar gold pieces are a study in relativity. With just 1,000 business strikes minted, proofs are seemingly "common" in comparison (the largest proof mintage of the series up until that point in time). Still, it is thought that fewer than 90 proofs are extant in all grades -- a tiny number indeed. This example saw brief circulation, with attractive orange-gold patina and only faint abrasions that define the grade. A Choice representative with a sharp proof strike, ideal for date collectors of the series and always challenging to find. Census: 2 in 55, 6 finer (7/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 7KMZ, PCGS# 8050)

    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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    September, 2016
    9th-12th Friday-Monday
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