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    1886 Three Dollar Gold, MS63
    Challenging, Low-Mintage Issue in High Grade

    1886 $3 MS63 PCGS. The 1886 three dollar gold piece claims a minuscule business-strike mintage of just 1,000 pieces and the issue is especially elusive in high grade. Regular-issue coins were struck from dies also used to produce proofs this year, making high-grade prooflike specimens virtually indistinguishable from their proof counterparts. Historically, the 1886 appears at auction about 5-6 times per year, but higher prices have resulted in more frequent offerings in recent years.

    The present coin exhibits sharply detailed design elements and lightly marked yellow and orange-gold surfaces, with vibrant mint luster and outstanding eye appeal. The 1886 is rare in MS63 condition and very rare in finer grades. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 9 in 63, 7 finer (10/16).
    From The Hotel Harrington Collection.(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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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