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    Attractive Near Gem 1878 Three Dollars

    1878 $3 MS64 NGC. This boldly struck Princess has comprehensive cartwheel shimmer, and contact is limited to a few minor grazes on the upper obverse field. Hints of peach toning occasionally visit each side. During and after the Civil War, the production of Three Dollar Gold pieces was minimal, with the exception of the 1874 and 1878. These were years when the value of Federal paper money first became competitive with its gold coin equivalent, and the Treasury apparently held hopes that the denomination would circulate, despite its proximity in value to the Quarter Eagle.
    From The Maegen and Bo Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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