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    Prooflike MS 66 1889 Three-Dollar

    1889 MS 66 PCGS. Final year of issue for the three-dollar denomination and subject to some interest on the part of collectors for that reason alone. However, the 1889 is somewhat scarcer as a date as well, perhaps not the "underrated rarity" it has been called in the past, but nevertheless a slightly better date than several of the most common issues in the series. Only 2,300 pieces were struck and Breen suggests that many were melted in 1890 after the denomination was abolished. This is an extraordinary, mildly prooflike coin whose features are fully struck throughout. The surfaces are remarkably free from blemishes and the viewer is immediately impressed with the appeal of the shimmering, orange-tinted surfaces. Population: 4 in 66, none finer (12/97). (NGC ID# 7KDU, PCGS# 8011)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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