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    1889 Three Dollar Gold, MS66
    Superlative Last-Year Type Coin

    1889 $3 MS66 PCGS Secure. CAC. Two gold denominations last struck in 1889 were terminated in 1890: the gold dollar and three dollar gold piece. While the gold dollar had found a niche as a holiday gift among the patrician set, the three dollar gold piece ended its tenure as a basically unloved denomination. There were just 2,300 business strikes produced, though due to the utter lack of circulation the denomination saw, there are a number of high-end examples known today, such as this Premium Gem. Swirling yellow-orange luster offers generous peach overtones, the strike is solid, and there are only a few tiny faults scattered on each side. Amazing all-around eye appeal. Population: 10 in 66, 2 finer (2/11).(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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