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    Wonderful Gem 1878 Three Dollar Gold

    1878 $3 MS65 NGC. A wonderful type coin, the 1878 three dollar gold is the obvious late-series choice for type collecting. While the 1854 and 1874 also have relatively large mintages for the series, the earlier coins are seldom found in the highest Mint State grades, the Gem level or finer. This piece displays delightful orange-gold coloration on both sides, with flowing luster over the smooth, creamy surfaces and essentially no contact beyond the most minor sort. NGC has certified a few dozen finer, but they are likely held in some strong hands in today's "interesting times." Expect fervent bidding on this coin.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    28th-31st Saturday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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