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    Scarce and Popular Gem 1880 Three Dollar

    1880 $3 MS65 NGC. With an original business strike mintage of just 1,000 coins, the 1880 is an understandably popular coin among today's gold collectors. Since the Three Dollar gold piece had stopped circulating widely by the late 1870s, this issue is not as rare as its original mintage might suggest. Nevertheless, the number of Gem or better survivors totals at most only a few dozen pieces. Like virtually all known Mint State examples, this scintillating Gem is boldly detailed and exhibits prooflike tendencies beneath a delicate coating of reddish patina. The major design elements are richly frosted and spared from any appreciable signs of contact, while a few wispy field marks only come into view under light magnification. Population: 7 in 65, 4 finer (7/04).(#8002) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N3, PCGS# 8002)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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