University of Idaho
$3 1889

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: THREE-DOLLAR PIECES
Item Description: $3 1889
Full Grade: NGC MS 65
Owner: Green Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: University of Idaho   Score: 5212
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)

Owner Comments:

Only 2,300 circulation strikes were produced in this final year of this curious denomination. And of that already low number many were never released, leaving an unknown number actually distributed in December 1889. This coin lacks the often-seen semiprooflikeness of many dates in the series; instead the finish is frosted with coruscating mint luster that is more akin to that seen on 1878 threes. The mint luster has taken on a lovely reddish tinge with faint traces of lilac also present. The strike is unusually sharp with strong definition over each side. Problem-free throughout.

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