1888 $3 MS (PCGS# 8010)

2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction #1157

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Lot Description
1888 $3 MS65 NGC. The 1888 three dollar gold is the next-to-last issue in a series that was fated for extinction almost at its inception. Most of the issues in the series, with three well-known exceptions -- 1854, 1874, 1878 -- were token mintages at best, but some of the later-date entries were saved by numismatists and collectors who likely foresaw the series' end. The 1888 is one such, made to the extent of only 5,000 pieces but with several hundred certified in Mint State today. The present Gem is among the few finest graded, with beautiful red-gold coloration, few mentionable marks, and excellent eye appeal. Census: 39 in 65, 16 finer (5/11).
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