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    1881 Three Dollar Gold, MS62
    Mintage of Only 500 Pieces

    1881 $3 MS62 NGC. Ex: South Texas Collection. The mintage of 500 business strikes is singular in a series that is known for low mintages. Curiously, the Mint actually placed most of these 500 pieces into circulation, and as a result Uncirculated examples are rarely seen today. The two major certification services show similar numbers of MS62 and finer coins: at NGC, 9 in MS62, 11 finer; at PCGS, 8 in MS62, 16 finer (11/17). With such a low mintage the initial die polish never diminished on these coins and the fields are always bright and semireflective. The orange-gold surfaces are outlined with deeper reddish patina around the devices, and for a pedigree identifier there is a swath of longer reddish color at 6 o'clock on the obverse. Well, but not fully stuck, as usual on three dollar gold pieces.(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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