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    1886 Three Dollar Gold, MS63
    Elusive Late-Series Date

    1886 $3 MS63 PCGS. Only 1,000 business-strike three dollar gold pieces were struck in 1886,making the date scarce-to-rare in all grades and quite elusive in Mint State. The dies were first used to strike proofs, which are actually more common today than high-quality business strikes. All the circulation-strike coins were delivered after December 10, and S.H. Chapman indicated that some of these pieces were never distributed and melted in later years.

    The present coin is an attractive Select specimen with well-detailed design elements and partially prooflike yellow-gold surfaces that show highlights of green. A few minor contact marks on both sides explain the grade. Population: 9 in 63, 6 finer (10/14).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25N9, PCGS# 8008)

    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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    November, 2014
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
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