1889 $3 PCGS MS 63 Scarce and Last Year of Issue
Service: PCGS | Rating: MS 63
In this, the last year of the $3 denomination, the mintage fell to 2,300 coins. However, a high percentage of the coins survived, mostly in Mint State, reflective of the increase in the number of collectors in America and the demand for this series. MS-63 and MS-64 examples are fairly plentiful by $3 gold standards, but gems are rare. The finest certified examples are a pair of PCGS MS-67 coins, one of which (owned by Richard Jewell) sold for $62,000 in 2005, setting a new record for the date. The $3 gold piece was not the only denomination to fall in 1889—the related three-cent nickel was phased out as well.
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