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    1883 Three Dollar, MS63
    Only 900 Coins Minted

    1883 $3 MS63 NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The production of three dollar gold coins dropped below the 1,000-coin mark for just the second time in 1883, when the Mint struck a mere 900 coins (third-lowest in the entire series). Such a low mintage makes the date widely sought-after. Vibrant luster enlivens the well-preserved surfaces of this Select example, and each side is draped in rich honey-gold color. The design features are strongly struck with noteworthy definition over the lower wreath. A few wispy marks are lightly scattered and minimally distracting, and a spot is seen within the upper loop of the 3 in the denomination. NGC has certified 33 numerically finer submissions (8/14).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $55.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N6, PCGS# 8005)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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