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    Impressive 1889 Three Dollar, MS66

    1889 $3 MS66 NGC. Most of the final 2,300 circulation strike three dollar gold pieces, representing the entire 1889 mintage, were never released into circulation. As a result, examples that have survived are usually higher grade, but seldom as nice as this piece. Many of the Mint State survivors probably carry an unknown pedigree back to 1889, when Virgil Brand acquired 50 pieces directly from the Mint in 1889.
    Both sides are highly lustrous and fully brilliant with delightful yellow frost. The strike is bold and the surfaces are pristine with only a few widely scatted marks. Full cartwheel luster is present and provides for excellent eye appeal. Census: 8 in 66, 0 finer (4/08).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 7KDU, PCGS# 8011)

    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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