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    1878 Three Dollar Gold, Glittering MS65+
    Extraordinary Type Representative

    1878 $3 MS65+ PCGS. CAC. This is easily the most readily seen three dollar gold issue. Anticipating strong demand for the yellow metal when it was to reach parity with paper money on January 1, 1879, the Mint built up a large inventory of gold coins, including three dollar pieces, in 1878. Interest in exchanging paper for gold never really materialized, as the public had gotten used to the convenience of paper currency. Most 1878 three dollar gold pieces sat in storage, explaining the high survival rate of Mint State representatives. This glittering, rose-gold Gem is unquestionably high-end for the assigned grade. Marks are limited to a couple of specks in the left obverse field. Well-struck motifs exhibit a hint of inconsequential softness on the plumes and bowknot. Very scarcely seen finer.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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