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    Colorful Near-Gem 1878 Three Dollar

    1878 $3 MS64 PCGS. The 1878 is the most common three dollar gold price in all grades. If one were to consider the number of quality gold collectors in today's market, however, it would be obvious that the present example is rare from an availability standpoint. All but unsurpassable in the area of eye appeal, the surfaces are aglow with rich orange-gold and pink-gold color combined with shimmering mint brilliance. We can find no fault with the bold striking definition and neither side displays a mentionable surface disruption. About 30 degrees of counterclockwise die rotation is noted.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
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