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    Near-Mint 1877 Three Dollar Gold
    Mintage of 1,468 Business Strikes

    1877 $3 AU58 NGC. The post-Civil War striking history of the three dollar gold piece consists of two years of "feast" (1874 and 1878) and the rest "famine." Between those two high-production years fall a pair of proof-only dates, 1875 and 1876, and the 1877 issue, which has a business strike component of only 1,468 coins. This is a broadly lustrous example of that in-between year, lightly rubbed on softly struck high points but with generous semireflective yellow-to-orange luster remaining in the fields. A few light digs are noted in the space to the left of Liberty's chin. Census: 11 in 58, 3 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25MY, PCGS# 7999)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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