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    1889 Three Dollar Gold, MS66
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    1889 $3 MS66 PCGS. CAC. A meager mintage of 2,300 business-strike three dollar gold pieces was struck in 1889 and the denomination was retired after that year. Of the coins that were produced, a significant number were held back at the time of issue, and eventually melted in the 1893-1894 time frame. Most of the mintage was released into circulation but, fortunately, contemporary collectors were alerted to the planned cancellation of the denomination and a number of high-grade specimens were saved.

    The present coin is a spectacular Premium Gem, with sharply detailed design elements and impeccably preserved orange-gold surfaces. Vibrant, satiny mint luster adds to the exceptional eye appeal. Population: 12 in 66 (1 in 66+), 2 finer. CAC: 3 in 66, 0 finer (3/17).(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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