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    Rarely Encountered Gem 1880 Three Dollar

    1880 $3 MS65 PCGS. The 1880 Three Dollar had an original mintage of only 1,000 pieces. And while numismatic authors such as Akers and Taglione have disparaged this date as not being as rare as its mintage indicates, in our experience we have handled very few pieces over the past several years. The only Gem we have offered was in our 1998 ANA Sale. Like other examples of this issue we have seen, the surfaces show a pleasing blend of both cartwheel luster and prooflikeness. Sharply struck with lovely orange-gold and lilac patina, there are a few small abrasions on the obverse but none of any significance. Population: 10 in 65, 3 finer (5/02). (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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    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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