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Obverse of 1884 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1884 Three Dollars


PCGS Nos: 8006, 8048, 88048, 98048


Circulation strikes: 1,000
Proofs: 106

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-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 212, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

MS-61 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 291, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of the John Beck Collection, February 1976, Lot 325

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 869 @$1,207.00

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67'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