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    Remarkable Gem 1888 Three Dollar Gold

    1888 $3 MS65 PCGS. Numismatic scholars estimate that no more than 500 pieces of the 1888 three dollar gold survive out of a paltry original mintage of 5,000 business strikes. While many of these coins fall into the Mint State category, most display poor luster and/or excessive bagmarks that confine them to the lower Mint State levels. In MS65, the 1888 is definitely scarce and, in terms of eye appeal alone, the present example probably betters most of its similarly graded brethren. Gorgeous peach-gold coloration blankets both sides, but the frosty luster is readily appreciable at all angles. Free of criticism, the strike elicits bold definition. Typically pristine for the grade, this coin should attract significant bids from advanced gold specialists. Population: 68 in 65, 25 finer (1/06).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NB, PCGS# 8010)

    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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