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    Near-Gem 1881 Three Dollar
    One of 500 Business Strikes

    1881 $3 MS64 PCGS. Of all three dollar gold issues produced in business-strike format, the 1881 has the second-lowest mintage, after the unique 1870-S, at just 500 pieces struck. It is among the most challenging accessible issues, and while its price does not rival, for example, the 1854-D three dollar, it is a recognizably difficult date for even dedicated collectors to find. This near-Gem has bold semireflective luster, though the yellow-gold devices have just enough striking softness to dispel suggestions of proof status. Reed marks just to the left of Liberty's neck contribute to the grade, but the coin is practically a Gem otherwise. Population: 6 in 64, 1 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N4, PCGS# 8003)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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