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    1883 Three Dollar, Scarce MS63+
    Moderate Field-Device Contrast

    1883 $3 MS63+ NGC. CAC. Of the 39 different circulation-issue three dollar gold pieces, only four had mintages under 1,000 coins. One is the unique 1870-S that is impounded in the Bass Foundation collection. The 1883, with a mintage of only 900 pieces, is undoubtedly a scarce date. There are not, however, a huge number of three dollar date collectors, and it would seem that this issue is undervalued when one considers its scarcity -- a potential opportunity for astute numismatists.

    Scattered abrasions on both sides account for the grade, but none are individually significant. The bright semiprooflike fields show moderate contrast against the sharply struck devices. Even reddish-gold patina drapes both sides. Census: 1 in 63+, 26 finer (9/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N6, PCGS# 8005)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    November, 2013
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