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    1878 Three Dollar, MS66+
    A Gorgeous Type Coin

    1878 $3 MS66+ NGC. The 1878 is chronologically last of three generally accepted type issues for the three dollar gold series, an issue that saw more than 82,000 pieces produced despite a staggering lack of economic demand in most prior years. For the collector who wants a single gorgeous type representative, this MS66+ beauty is an excellent choice. The obverse is bright yellow with the issue's characteristic swirling luster, while the peripheral reverse adds just a hint of copper alloy for character. Preservation is marvelous even by Premium Gem standards, hence the Plus grade. Census: 43 in 66 (3 in 66+, 5 in 66 ), 12 finer (11/14).(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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