Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Frosty, Gem 1878 Three Dollar Gold, MS66 NGC

    1878 $3 MS66 NGC. The 1878 issue has the highest single year production of any Three Dollar gold issue. In fact, the mintage of this year soared to 82,324 coins, a total that includes 20 proofs. For any other regular issue gold denomination, this would be considered a modest mintage that would often lead to consideration as a scarce date. In 1878, all it got for this issue is its status as the most common date in the series. This hardly seems to be great salesmanship, except this is an important issue for the type collector, and this coin is one of the finer examples available. For the entire denomination from 1854 through 1889, NGC has certified less than 100 coins at this grade level and only 25 finer examples. This frosty yellow-gold Gem has excellent aesthetic appeal. The obverse is bright yellow while the reverse has additional pale rose coloration. The surfaces are nearly flawless, and only a little sharper strike would have placed this in the Superb Gem grade range.(#8000) (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.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    23rd-24th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 197

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 30 days left to consign to the 2019 April 24 - 30 Central States World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    With the superb catalog, a masterwork prepared by Mark Borckhardt, the sale was destined to meet all of my expectations; that it did, and then some. Be assured that I would highly recommend Heritage Auctions to any of my associates contemplating the sale
    Alan B.,
    Las Vegas, NV
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 9 - 14 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $43,653,528
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2019 January 15 - 16 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,748,040
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    2019 January 10 - 14 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $2,453,187