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    1878 Three Dollar, MS66
    An Excellent Type Coin

    1878 $3 MS66 PCGS. The 1878 three dollar, sporting a generous mintage exceeding 82,000 circulation strikes, is the most common date of the series. Even Gem examples can be located without too much difficulty. The certified population drops significantly at the Premium Gem level, and higher-grade specimens are extremely elusive.
    The present MS66 coin displays rich, even reddish patination over both sides and is well struck. It exhibits the finish peculiar to three dollar gold pieces with a mixture of cartwheel luster and semiprooflikeness. Refreshingly free from abrasions, as expected for the grade. An excellent example for a high-grade type collection. Population: 64 in 66, 4 finer (9/11).
    From The George Marin Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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