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    Rare and Desirable 1877 Three Dollar Gold Piece

    1877 $3 AU55 PCGS. A very scarce date in any grade which reflects the token mintage of a mere 1,400 pieces. Most were lost or melted, and just a handful survive today. The present example is graced by delightful orange-gold luster and boasts a sharp strike. There are minor hairlines from circulation, but minimal nicks or cuts which distract the eye. For identification purposes there is a faint, thin scratch running down the back of Liberty's nose, and a dull scrape below the RS of DOLLARS. All in all, this is a very appealing coin for the grade, and one that will certainly command the attention it deserves. Population: 11 in 55, 15 finer (11/05).
    From The Peter G. Apple Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25MY, PCGS# 7999)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2006
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