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    Attractive 1885 Select Three Dollar

    1885 $3 MS63 NGC. Only a few gold issues had mintages under 1,000 pieces, including the 1885 three with a business strike production of only 801 coins. As such it is scarce in nearly all grades. The bright surfaces of this brassy-gold Select specimen display partially prooflike fields that offer mild contrast with the devices when the piece is rotated under a light source. An exacting strike imparts sharp definition to the design elements. Magnification brings out light grade-limiting handling marks in the fields. Nevertheless, this is a highly attractive coin for the grade. Census: 9 in 63, 20 finer (11/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 7KDP, PCGS# 8007)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2012
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