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    Stunning 1885 Three Dollar
    MS65
    Prooflike

    1885 $3 MS65 ★ Prooflike NGC. The NGC Census Report indicates that that service certifies a substantial minority of 1885 three dollar gold pieces as Prooflike, with 21 certification events versus 108 entries of the non-Prooflike variety. At the top of the census, there are more MS65 Prooflike coins than MS65 (by the narrow margin of 6 to 5), but this is the only coin at that grade level awarded the Star designation (4/10) regardless of Prooflike status. Flashy yellow-gold mirrors host attentively struck devices that are themselves minimally marked. A small abrasion to the left of Liberty's nose influences the technical grade, while on the same side, a looping lint mark below the bust will allow for easy plate-matching in the future. (NGC ID# 7KDP, PCGS# 78007)

    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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