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    Gem 1878 Three Dollar Gold
    Fabulous Type Coin

    1878 $3 MS65 PCGS. As the federal government prepared to restore payment in specie (that is, gold and silver), the Philadelphia Mint struck coins in a wide variety of precious metal denominations. The three dollar gold was among the beneficiaries, but as ever, it was not in demand, and the denomination would never again have a mintage so high. The year is popular with type collectors, largely due to the availability (for a price) of Gems such as the present piece. Sun-yellow surfaces swirl with generous luster, and the well-struck portrait is free of all but the tiniest marks. PCGS has certified just 69 numerically finer examples (5/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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