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    Historic 1888 Three Dollar, MS66

    1888 $3 MS66 NGC. While the 1888 three dollar gold is a generally well-preserved issue--hardly a surprise, given that the denomination was barely circulating by that time--the date comes up on a hard limit surprisingly quickly after its peak. The NGC Census Report suggests that MS64 is the most plentiful certified grade, yet the same firm has graded just 16 pieces as MS66, none of them Star-designated and with no coins numerically finer (2/11). This is an attractive example at that top level, a yellow-gold coin with hardly any blemishes and boasting the characteristic swirling luster that defines so many of the best three dollar gold pieces.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NB, PCGS# 8010)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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