||1883 $3 MS63 NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The production of three dollar gold coins dropped below the 1,000-coin mark for just the second time in 1883, when the Mint struck a mere 900 coins (third-lowest in the entire series). Such a low mintage makes the date widely sought-after. Vibrant luster enlivens the well-preserved surfaces of this Select example, and each side is draped in rich honey-gold color. The design features are strongly struck with noteworthy definition over the lower wreath. A few wispy marks are lightly scattered and minimally distracting, and a spot is seen within the upper loop of the 3 in the denomination. NGC has certified 33 numerically finer submissions (8/14). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $55.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7637.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.