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Lot 3772

1886 $3 Gold. PCGS graded MS-63. Housed in an Old Green Holder. Lovely rich golden toning. Prooflike surfaces. Both obverse and reverse reveal deep Prooflike fields with lovely frosted luster on the main device. Quality well above par a typical low-mintage $3 of this era in this grade. The striking is first-rate, significantly above average, with all the fine detail visible on the hair and feather plumes which are visually the center of focus on this side of the coin. Color is outstanding, a warm golden glow.

Mint records say that 1,000 circulation strikes were minted, but there must be more to this since even allowing for grade stretching in pre-third party grading days we estimate as few as 50 Mint State pieces exist today. Among these the present is very special in terms of its glowing color and surfaces. Worn pieces exist in larger numbers. In any other denomination an 1886 with this low mintage would be viewed as a great rarity. Pop 6; 6 finer, 5 in 64, 1 in 65 (PCGS # 8008) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 13,000.


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