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    1885 Prooflike Three Dollar, MS64
    Brightly Mirrored Fields

    1885 $3 MS64 Prooflike NGC. Only 801 circulation strike 1885 threes were produced, and predictably Prooflike coins are occasionally available. It appears the obverse die for proofs from this year was then used to strike the limited run of business strikes. Some, this piece included, show faint evidence of the orange-peel texture around the margins that one would expect on proof gold from this era. The fields on this piece are remarkably deep with slightly contrasting, frosted devices. Medium orange-gold color covers each side. Marks are virtually non-existent, but there is an as-struck streak of porosity in the planchet seen on the upper-left of the reverse. Census: 6 in 64 Prooflike, 6 finer (3/14). (NGC ID# 7KDP, PCGS# 78007)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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