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    Low Mintage and Conditionally Rare 1884 Three Dollar, MS65 NGC

    1884 $3 MS65 NGC. Like the 1880 (both dates have identical business strike mintages), the 1884 is typically encountered at the Uncirculated level of preservation. Once again, this suggests widespread hoarding with it being highly likely that the 1884 did not see widespread circulation as an issue. A quick glance at NGC and PCGS population data, as well as a perusal of our catalogs, however, will quickly reveal that the '84 is a challenging coin to locate in grades above the near-Gem threshold. Both major grading services report only eight coins in MS65 and just three pieces finer (11/02). Modestly semi-prooflike in finish, both sides of this coin reveal flickers of brightness in the fields as the coin rotates under the light. There are no areas of bothersome striking incompleteness, and the eye appeal is enhanced by dominant reddish-gold color and traces of pale powder-blue tinting in select areas on the obverse. The field before Liberty's profile reveals a few moderate scrapes. (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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    Feb-Mar, 2003
    27th-1st Thursday-Saturday
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