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    Lovely AU55 Prooflike 1877 Three Dollar Gold

    1877 $3 AU55 Prooflike NGC. When he wrote his notable reference on three dollar gold pieces more than a quarter-century ago, David Akers described this issue (italics his) as " ... the least appreciated Philadelphia emission in the series." In the years since, this famously low-mintage issue of just 1,468 business strikes has gained more widespread attention among discerning collectors.
    The pale lemon-gold surfaces of this briefly circulated example are decidedly Prooflike, as is the case for virtually all high-end examples. The strike is bold overall, though the knot of the bow in the wreath is a touch soft, and the surfaces show few marks. Only a trace of wear is present at the uppermost design elements. Census: 1 in 55 Prooflike, 6 finer (4/08). (NGC ID# 25MY, PCGS# 77999)

    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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    May-Jun, 2008
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