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    1881 Three Dollar, MS61
    Only 500 Pieces Struck

    1881 $3 MS61 NGC. The 1881 three dollar gold piece claims a minuscule business-strike mintage of just 500 pieces. This small production total has always fascinated collectors and makes the 1881 one of the most sought-after issues of the series. Possibly 80-120 examples survive in all grades, with 20-30 specimens in Mint State. Population data for the issue is somewhat inflated by resubmissions and crossovers.

    The present coin is a rare MS61 example, with well-detailed design elements and partially prooflike greenish-gold surfaces. A scattering of minor contact marks on both sides, none worthy of individual mention, explains the grade. Census: 18 in 61, 20 finer (8/13).
    From The Joan Carroll Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N4, PCGS# 8003)

    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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