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    Select Mint State 1884 Three Dollar
    Unusual Color at Obverse Margins

    1884 $3 MS63 PCGS. Partly reflective, as is usual for this issue of just 1,000 business strikes, but the real story of this high-end Select example is its color. Among the gleam of butter-yellow and canary-gold are narrow green and blue bands at the obverse margin, evocative of the copper alloy that hardens the .900 fineness of late 19th century "coin gold." A striking and conditionally elusive representative well-suited for the collector aiming for an all-but complete set of three dollar gold pieces -- the unique 1870-S, of course, forever being out of reach. Population: 25 in 63, 33 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N7, PCGS# 8006)

    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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    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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