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    Very Scarce 1881 Three Dollar MS63

    1881 $3 MS63 PCGS. Only 500 business strikes were produced of the 1881 Three Dollar, giving it the lowest official mintage in the series and making it the fourth rarest Philadelphia business strike. Few pieces were hoarded and of the limited number struck it seems that a relatively high percentage either saw actual circulation or were poorly handled and grade MS62 or less. This distinctly prooflike example has a warm reddish-orange glow and faint evidence of die clashing on the reverse. Quite a prize for the collector of this challenging series. Population: 5 in 63, 5 finer (4/03). (NGC ID# 25N4, PCGS# 8003)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    May, 2003
    29th-31st Thursday-Saturday
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