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    1878 Three Dollar, MS66
    Highly Lustrous, Problem-Free Surfaces

    1878 $3 MS66 NGC. The mintage figures for business strike three dollar gold coins do not translate perfectly into relative availability status for the respective issues. The best example is the first-year 1854 issue, with the highest mintage of the series at 138,618 coins. The 1878 three dollar issue, with a lower production of 82,304 pieces, is considerably more common than its higher-mintage predecessor, and an ideal choice for type purposes.

    This Premium Gem example is one of the most attractive three dollar gold pieces that we have ever examined. Intense mint frost creates a radiant sheen that complements the light yellow-gold surfaces. The strike definition is uniformly bold across both sides, and the lustrous surfaces are free of distractions. Census: 42 in 66 (3 in 66+, 5 in 66 ), 11 finer (6/14).(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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