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    1880 Three Dollar Gold, MS64+
    Famous Low-Mintage Date

    1880 $3 MS64+ PCGS. CAC. The 1880 three dollar gold piece boasts a memorably low mintage of just 1,000 pieces. Fortunately, contemporary collectors became aware of the low production total almost immediately and a number of high-quality examples were saved at the time of issue. The present coin is a Plus-graded Choice example, with well-detailed design elements that exhibit just a trace of the typical softness on the ribbon bow. The luminous orange-gold surfaces show only a few minor contact marks, suggestive of an even higher grade. Vibrant mint luster radiates from both sides, adding to the terrific eye appeal. Population: 61 in 64 (3 in 64+), 23 finer. CAC: 15 in 64, 4 finer (10/16).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N3, PCGS# 8002)

    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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    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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