1887 $3, DC PR (PCGS# 98051)

LB Signature Sale #408

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Lot Description
1887 $3 PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. An awe-inspiring proof three dollar whose nearly flawless yellow-gold surfaces literally sparkle with glassy brilliance. In addition, the heavy mint frost on the devices provides remarkable, indeed profound contrast. As occasionally seen on proof threes from this year, this Superb specimen is struck with medallic alignment. The proof mintage for the 1887 three dollar is listed at 160 pieces, second highest in the series. Roughly half of the mintage is believed to survive as recognizable proofs. Of course, only a tiny fraction of that number could possibly be extant in such a splendid state of preservation, fewer still with the stark contrast displayed by this majestic specimen. Census: 3 in 67 Ultra Cameo, 0 finer (4/06).
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