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    Exquisite 1878 Premium Gem Three Dollar

    1878 $3 MS66 NGC. The 1878 Three dollar coin, with a mintage of 82,304 business strikes (that is second only to the first-year 1854 issue with 138,618 circulation pieces), stands as the most plentiful of all dates in Mint State. David Bowers (2005) estimates that between 8,000 and 10,000 Mint State specimens are extant. As an examination of population data would imply, however, the majority of these are in the lower to middle range of Uncirculated. In full Gem, the certified population dwindles significantly, with only about 250 coins seen by NGC and PCGS combined (10/05). Slightly over 100 coins have graded MS66, and around 20 examples are finer.
    The Premium Gem we offer in the current lot displays radiant luster emanating from brassy-gold surfaces that are imbued with splashes of deeper apricot-gold. The design features are boldly struck, with only the bowknot exhibiting minor softness. A few minute contact marks are visible on Liberty's cheek and neck and in the right obverse field. Population: 45 in 66, 16 finer (10/05).(#8000) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    November, 2005
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