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    MS 66 1887 Three Dollar, Among the Finest Certified Examples

    1887 $3 MS 66 NGC. Although its mintage of 6,000 pieces is higher than both the 1888 and 1889, the 1887 three dollar gold piece is the scarcest of the three issues in higher grades. All business strike 1887 three dollar gold pieces were struck from a doubled obverse die. This feature is most recognizable on the RICA of AMERICA, but the last 5 letters of LIBERTY also display evidence of doubling. The thickly frosted surfaces show noteworthy cartwheel effects and powerfully struck devices. Orange-gold coloration dominates both sides with blushes of rose-wine and copper iridescence scattered throughout. To date, this is the single finest survivor certified by NGC, although PCGS also reports 7 examples in MS 66 (9/99).
    From the Richard Doyle Collection. (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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