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    1881 Three Dollar Gold, AU58
    Just 500 Pieces Struck for Circulation

    1881 $3 AU58 NGC. With the lowest circulating mintage of any three dollar gold, the 1881 stands alone in a series replete with low mintages and sub 2000-piece production. Just 500 coins were struck for circulation (plus 54 proofs) and, indeed, most coins did circulate. Struck before the dies clashed, this attractive near-Mint State example will be hard to equal in terms of its surface quality and eye appeal. Only light abrasions visit the fields, and Liberty's cheek and neck show only a pair of tiny marks. The strike is sharp aside for minor lack of definition on the bowknot. Lovely orange-gold patina covers the semiprooflike fields and lightly frosted devices. Census: 33 in 58, 41 finer (3/16).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N4, PCGS# 8003)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Apr-May, 2016
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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