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    Highly Lustrous 1878 Three Dollar, MS66

    1878 $3 MS66 PCGS. The 1878, with a mintage of 82,304 circulation strikes is the most common date of the three dollar gold series. This is reflected in the thousands of pieces that have been certified by PCGS and NGC. The population begins to decline in MS65, and Premium Gems are scarce.
    Billowing luster exudes from each side of this MS66 coin and a decisive strike imparts sharp definition to the design features, including virtual fullness on the lower wreath, an area that sometimes shows weakness. Variegated yellow-gold and orange colors are dominant and well preserved surfaces reveal just a few minute marks. Housed in a green insert holder. Population: 63 in 66, 6 finer (11/09).(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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