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    Premium Gem 1878 Three Dollar
    Only Four Numerically Finer Coins at PCGS

    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, however, 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 semiprooflike reflectivity. Refreshingly free from abrasions, as expected for the grade. An excellent example for a high-grade type collection. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 64 in 66, 4 finer (5/12).(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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    July, 2012
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