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    1887 Three Dollar, Conditionally Scarce MS65
    Highly Lustrous and Sharply Struck

    1887 $3 MS65 PCGS. While Mint records indicate that 6,000 business strikes were produced of the 1886 three dollar gold piece, the net distribution may have been less because of meltings in the Mint. Mint State examples can be located through near-Gem with some degree of searching. Gems are very scarce and higher-grade examples are rare.

    Bright luster exudes from the yellow-gold surfaces of this MS65 example and a solid strike imparts crisp definition to the design elements. Both sides have been very well cared for. These attributes add up to giving this piece pleasing eye appeal. Population: 25 in 65, 9 finer (12/13).(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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