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    1888 Three Dollar Gold, PR62
    Struck From Proof-Only Dies

    1888 $3 PR62 PCGS. The recorded mintage of the 1888 proof three dollar gold was 291 pieces, largest of the series, although some may have been melted or otherwise traded away -- see the Breen Proof Encyclopedia for much more. There are two proof varieties, although the present piece is struck from the proof-only dies, showing a long rust patch on the neck and no doubling on LIBERTY; the other dies with doubled LIBERTY were used as well for business strikes. This PR62 piece shows a few faint field hairlines and tiny contact marks that account for the grade. Deep orange-red surfaces show the expected needle-sharp strike and excellent eye appeal for the grade.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28AX, PCGS# 8052)

    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
    May-Jun, 2012
    31st-3rd Thursday-Sunday
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