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    1872 Three Dollar Gold, MS64
    Rich Color, Deeply Reflective Fields

    1872 $3 MS64 PCGS. CAC. In the post-Civil War era for three dollar gold pieces, there are only two high-mintage type coins -- the 1874 and 1878 -- all other dates are low-mintage rarities. The 1872 falls into the latter category, as only 2,000 business strikes were produced. This near-Gem representative shows rich, even reddish-gold color with typically reflective fields and a solid strike, offering great visual appeal for the date. Only a few scattered wispy abrasions in the fields preclude an even finer designation. PCGS has certified only four examples in MS64 and a single coin finer (6/17).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2011), lot 4420.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MV, PCGS# 7994)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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