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    Popular, Low Mintage 1880 Three-Dollar--MS 65

    1880 MS 65 NGC. The 1880 three dollar boasts an impressively low mintage of only 1,000 business strikes and in circulated grades is almost never encountered. Mint state pieces up to and including those grading MS 64, however, can be located without too much difficulty, having been hoarded by John Beck and others. Still, it is an elusive and immensely popular issue with collectors and investors alike. This piece is well defined (except on the bow on the lower reverse) and there are no obvious abrasions worthy of mention. Vaguely semi-prooflike, as most examples are of this date. Population: 4 in 65, only 1 finer (4/98). (NGC ID# 25N3, PCGS# 8002)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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