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    Gem Mint State 1888 Three-Dollar Gold

    1888 $3 MS65 PCGS. Only 5,000 business strikes of this date were coined, and nearly all known survivors are Mint State, although a number of lightly circulated pieces were retrieved from circulation by collectors in the early 20th century. This Gem quality piece is highly attractive with frosty yellow-gold luster and traces of pink color. The surfaces are pristine with no significant blemishes. All business strikes are apparently from the same obverse die, with the tops of the words UNITED slightly doubled, apparently a doubled die as the doubling is identical on two pieces in the present sale. Population: 69 in 65, 28 finer (9/06).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NB, PCGS# 8010)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    October, 2006
    24th-25th Tuesday-Wednesday
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