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    Brightly Reflective 1877 Three Dollar, MS61

    1877 $3 MS61 PCGS. The paltry production of business strikes in this year amounted to only 1,468 pieces for a denomination that had long since become a quaint anachronism. The surfaces are prooflike as expected, and although some abrasions, field chatter, and a mediocre planchet and strike account for the grade, without a loupe the piece appears rather undergraded and quite attractive. Bowers' 2005 reference on the denomination estimates that only seven to 11 Mint State coins exist. The piece is lustrous throughout, with highly contrasted orange-gold surfaces that show strike weakness at the bottom and sides of the wreath and on the headdress feathers. The population data are almost certainly inflated by resubmissions. Population: 5 in 61, 4 finer (11/09).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MY, PCGS# 7999)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2010
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