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    Enticing MS66 1878 Three Dollar

    1878 $3 MS66 PCGS. A beautiful orange-gold Premium Gem that boasts coruscating luster and a precise strike. Abrasions are so negligible as to be unworthy of further comment. A few glimpses of milk-white patina confirm the originality. The reverse is lightly die doubled, most noticeably on the outer edges of the right-side cotton leaves and on the right edges of the ARS in DOLLARS. In addition, the upper loops of both 8s in the date show noticeable repunching. The 1878 has the largest mintage of the large DOLLARS subtype, because the Treasury believed the denomination would return to circulation in 1878 after years of gold coin hoarding. By 1878, however, citizens were accustomed to paper money, and the remaining three dollar dates witnessed minimal productions. Population: 62 in 66, 7 finer (11/07).
    From The Madison Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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