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    1878 Three Dollar Gold, MS66
    Rich, Shimmering Mint Frost

    1878 $3 MS66 NGC. The 1878 is well-known among three dollar gold enthusiasts to be the most plentiful issue in the series in Mint State grades, and also one of the most eye-appealing, frequently seen with frosty, vibrant luster and remarkable striking sharpness. Its popularity as a type coin is arguably unmatched, although the 1854 and 1874 are also often chosen for this purpose. The 1878's availability, however, declines sharply in grades above MS64, and it becomes genuinely scarce in MS66; finer pieces are rare. The present coin is awash in shimmering orange-gold luster over frosty surfaces. Liberty's hair curls and the wreath bow knot exhibit above-average definition for the type, and the surfaces are devoid of any noticeable flaws. A visually impressive example of this popular three dollar gold type. 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


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    January, 2015
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