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    Gem Uncirculated 1887 Three-Dollar Gold

    1887 MS 65 NGC. A less widely hoarded date than others from this decade, although still among the eight or nine most frequently encountered dates in the three-dollar series at the mint state level. Its mintage of 6,000 pieces is the third largest in the series after 1860. This coin is fairly typical of an 1887 with its satiny fields that also reveal just a touch of prooflikeness. Abrasions, however, are fewer and less distracting than on most uncirculated 1887s. The features are well defined and each side exhibits a subtle bit of orange and steel-blue coloration. Population: 4 in 65, none finer (4/98). (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 1998
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