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    1881 Three Dollar Gold, MS62
    Only 500 Pieces Struck

    1881 $3 MS62 NGC. Only 500 business-strike three dollar gold pieces were struck in 1881, making the date scarce-to-rare in all grades today. Despite the efforts of prominent coin dealer Thomas Elder, who rescued many circulated specimens from bank deposits in the early 20th century, the issue is particularly elusive in Mint State grades. Nice Mint State coins are seen less frequently than proofs of this date, and are appreciated accordingly.

    This impressive MS62 example displays well-detailed design elements and pleasing yellow and greenish-gold surfaces that show semiprooflike reflectivity in sheltered areas. A scattering of minor contact marks on both sides explains the grade, but eye appeal is quite strong. Census: 10 in 62, 11 finer (1/15).(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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