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Obverse of 1883 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1883 Three Dollars


1883 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 8005, 8047, 98047

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 900
Proofs: 89

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 20.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight:  77.4 grains (5.02 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the wreath on the reverse

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Significant examples:
Ex - Great Lakes collection (illustrated above)

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 867 sold for $4,600.00

MS-60 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 111 sold for $3,105.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7201, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7200, not illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 868 sold for $2,185.00

ANACS Net AU-50, AU Details, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8921, not plated, sold for $1,380.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5679, not illustrated, sold for $891.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-66's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service