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    1887 Three Dollar Gold, MS64
    Strong Swirling Luster

    1887 $3 MS64 PCGS. CAC. Among the final-decade issues for the three dollar gold denomination, the 1887 has the highest business-strike mintage. That the record stands at a mere 6,000 pieces is a testament to how abandoned and unneeded the coins were after the last speculative jolt of production in 1878. This near-Gem example of the 1887 issue has the swirling luster characteristic of the best three dollar pieces and pale yellow-to-apricot surfaces that show only wispy or otherwise unobtrusive marks. A touch of striking softness at the bottom of the wreath is easily forgivable. Population: 70 in 64, 33 finer (6/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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