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    Premium Gem 1888 Three Dollar Gold
    Only Two Numerically Finer Examples at PCGS

    1888 $3 MS66 PCGS. The three dollar gold denomination was winding down in 1888, and the series was discontinued the next year. Only 5,000 business-strike examples were struck, but some astute numismatists, like J.W. Scott and George Earle, had the presence of mind to save many high-quality specimens at the time of issue. The 1888 is probably the most available issue of the decade, but it is still quite rare at the MS66 level and almost unobtainable any finer.
    This spectacular Premium Gem is well-detailed, and the light orange and rose-gold surfaces display vibrant satiny mint luster. No mentionable distractions are evident, and eye appeal is terrific. Population: 32 in 66 (1 in 66+), 2 finer (11/12).
    From The Richard P. Ariagno, M.D. Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25NB, PCGS# 8010)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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