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    Well-Struck Gem 1883 Three Dollar
    One of Only 900 Coins Minted

    1883 $3 MS65 NGC. The 1883 three dollar gold issue is practically a poster child for low mintages, produced to the extent of only a memorably low 900 coins. Bowers writes in his series reference that low mintage figure has "made it a numismatic attraction for a long time" and that a good percentage of those coins survive, mostly in AU.
    The present Gem example, however, is in a markedly different class. NGC has certified only seven examples at that level including this coin, with none finer, while PCGS has graded four Gems, with two finer (6/10). Rich luster radiates from the orange-gold surfaces on both sides, which are well-impressed although not quite fully struck. Only a couple of minuscule ticks on Liberty's cheek may prevent an even finer grade, but the eye appeal is close to unimprovable. Census: 7 in 65, 0 finer (6/10).(Registry values: N7079) (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.

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    July, 2010
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