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    Rare and Flashy 1880 Three Dollar, MS64 Prooflike

    1880 $3 MS64 Prooflike NGC. The 1880 three dollar, coming from a paltry mintage of 1,000 business strikes, is rare in Mint State, and Prooflike coins such as this near-Gem, are few and far between. Indeed, NGC has to date (1/08) assigned the Prooflike designation to only 11 1880 three dollar pieces.
    The field-motif contrast jumps out at the observer, irrespective of the angle at which the coin is viewed. Additionally, a solid strike imparts excellent definition to the design elements, further enhancing the coin's eye appeal. The yellow-gold surfaces reveal a few minor grazes and ticks that just barely prevent full Gem status. Census: 5 in 64 Prooflike, 0 finer (1/08). (NGC ID# 25N3, PCGS# 78002)

    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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    March, 2008
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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