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Obverse of 1889 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1889 Three Dollars


1889 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 8011, 8053, 88053, 98053

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,300
Proofs: 129

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.

NGC Proof Cameo-64..  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3672, sold for $10,925.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 692, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 879, sold for $719.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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