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    Mint State 1881 Three-Dollar Gold Rarity

    1881 $3 MS60 NGC. A pleasing example with reflective fields that display only minor hairlines and other trivial blemishes. This is one of the most important dates in the series, with a limited mintage of just 500 business strikes and another 54 Proofs. Aside from the Proof only issues in the 1870s, this is the lowest mintage Three-Dollar Gold coin in the entire series. Although Breen suggested that most surviving business strikes are in low grade, apparently several Mint State examples were found in Europe in the late 1960s. Today, the majority of certified examples are in the XF and AU grades.
    From The Peter G. Apple Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N4, PCGS# 8003)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2006
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