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    PR64 Cameo 1888 Three Dollar
    Deeply Mirrored, Thickly Frosted

    1888 $3 PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC. The next-to-last proof issue in the odd three dollar denomination was struck in the overlarge amount of 291 pieces, and although likely not all of them were released -- Bowers estimates 200 were -- it is nonetheless the most plentiful of the series in all grades combined. This near-Gem Cameo example boasts rich orange-gold color, deeply mirrored in the fields and thickly frosted over the devices, with a slight orange-peel texture. The strike is curiously soft on the bowknot but sharp elsewhere. Population: 6 in 64 (1 in 64+) Cameo, 8 finer (9/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28AX, PCGS# 88052)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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