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    1877 Three Dollar Gold Piece, AU55
    An Important Key Date

    1877 $3 AU55 PCGS. The 1877 three dollar gold piece (circulation strike mintage of 1,468 pieces) is one of the rarest business-strike dates of the series, with a surviving population estimated at 70-110 examples in all grades. Probably fewer than a dozen specimens are extant in Mint State (David Bowers, The United States $3 Gold Pieces).
    The peach-gold surfaces of this Choice AU example display traces of apricot at the margins and show some prooflikeness in the fields. Actually, both sides yield modest field-device contrast when the coin is tilted under a light source, and each exhibits well impressed design elements. Neither side reveals significant marks. Population: 12 in 55, 18 finer (1/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25MY, PCGS# 7999)

    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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    February, 2012
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