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Lot 1886

1880 $3 Gold. PCGS graded Proof 64. This beautiful $3 coin sums up nicely the experience of the gold Proof luster on a well presented and fully struck example. It is the kind of coin that collectors expect to find in the grade. Elusive as a Gem and better, but nearly as splendid and glowing and at a much more attractive price. It is easy to see this 1880 specimen was delivered a hard blow by the special Proof dies. The dies the struck Proofs were nearly always new or virtually new, and carefully set in the equipment to impart the requisite force, a force which imparted their sharpness to the struck planchet. Proofs were also struck on the mint's medal press rather than the everyday coining presses, which imparted a better "squeeze" to the metal than the hard vertical "stamp" of the other. A delightful coin all around. And only 36 Proofs minted. Pop 8; 3 finer in 65. (PCGS # 8044) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 20,000.

Realized $21,850

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