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    Rare Gem BU 1887 Three Dollar Gold

    1887 $3 MS65 PCGS. All business strike 1887 three dollar gold pieces were struck from a doubled obverse die, with the doubling most readily visible at LIBERTY and AMERICA. The original production of these coins totaled 6,000 pieces. In addition, 160 proofs were struck from a non-doubled obverse die. This example is quite sharply struck and fully lustrous with brilliant yellow color and exceptional eye appeal. The devices have frosty luster and the fields are slightly prooflike. Only the plumes of the headdress and the bow on the wreath are weakly detailed. Although the three dollar gold coins of the late 1880s generally did not find their way into circulation, and are usually available in Mint State grades, true Gem quality examples are very rare. Population: 23 in 65, 9 finer (7/06).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
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