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    1887 Three Dollar, Well-Preserved MS65
    Great Eye Appeal

    1887 $3 MS65 NGC. The yellow-gold surfaces are remarkably free of mentionable abrasions, to the point that two tiny ticks, one just before the forehead, one below the profile, may be all that preclude a higher grade on this lovely Gem 1887 three. Liberty's cheek is free of mentionable contact, and the reverse shows similar excellent preservation. Moderate strike softness appears on the bowknot on the reverse, on the tips of the headdress feathers on the obverse, and on the hair curls just below LIBERTY, all as typically seen for the issue. The eye appeal is nonetheless top-notch, making this a great choice for a type or date set. Census: 14 in 65, 5 finer (5/14).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    June, 2014
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