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    Gem 1887 Three Dollar Gold
    The Bass Business Strike

    1887 $3 MS65 PCGS. Just 6,000 pieces were struck for this late three dollar gold issue, and in the last decade of the denomination, that was the high mintage. For the second Bass auction, the cataloger described this Gem representative as follows: "A business strike of remarkable quality, brilliant with much mint lustre, and no prooflike surface. A splendid example of a quality seldom seen." Modern collectors may see the coin as more reflective than that with a mix of straw-gold and sun-yellow color, but if anything, the coin's eye appeal is understated.
    Ex: Superior, March 1978; Harry W. Bass, Jr.; Bass II (Bowers and Merena, 10/1999), lot 708.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    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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    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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