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    Stunning Near-Gem 1888 Three Dollar Gold

    1888 $3 MS64 PCGS. Stunning apricot-gold surfaces are incredibly frosty, lustrous, and appealing, with tinges of hazel near the peripheries on each side. Some light doubling can be seen at the tops of UNITED. This strictly original near-Gem not only appears quite high-end compared to the typical MS64 piece of this issue, but it also offers enormous eye appeal. Only two minute ticks in the right obverse field, visible under a loupe, and a small, undistracting scrape on Liberty's cheek seemingly limit a Gem grade. With Gem pieces breaking through the $25,000 level, an astute numismatist may recognize this piece as a significant opportunity to both acquire a beautiful coin and to save some money in the process.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25NB, PCGS# 8010)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
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