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    One of the Finest Certified 1887 Three Dollar Gold Pieces

    1887 $3 MS 66 PCGS. Formerly offered as lot 6917 in our February 2001 Long Beach Sale, where it was cataloged as, "The 1887, of which only 6,000 pieces were originally produced, is scarcer than the lower mintage (5,000 pieces) 1888 in all grades. The gulf in availability widens even more above the MS 63 grade level, a fact that underscores the importance of the present offering. The surfaces are evenly frosted with rich golden-rose patina. The strike is sharp and there are no abrasions that would call into question the assigned grade. One of perhaps 450 total pieces believed extant." Population: 8 in 66, none are finer (4/01). (NGC ID# 25NA, PCGS# 8009)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    May-Jun, 2001
    31st-2nd Thursday-Saturday
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