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    Magnificent 1878 Three Dollar Gold, MS67
    None Certified Finer at Either Service

    1878 $3 MS67 NGC. Although the 1878 three dollar gold is thought of in the series context as a "common" coin, such a term must be used advisedly with respect to a magnificent condition rarity such as the present example. This piece is, according to published population data, one of 15 Superb Gems of the issue at NGC, while PCGS has certified six at that level, and there are none finer at either service (3/10). It is a virtual certainty that both figures include numerous duplications, as the inducements to produce a certified MS68 three dollar gold piece are enormous.
    The present coin, certified MS67, is as technically close to perfection as we have ever seen. There are no marks at all visible to the unaided eye; strong magnification reveals only a couple of microscopic marks. The surfaces display deep reddish-gold coloration with interspersed glints of lilac, and thick mint frost prevails throughout. The strike stops just short of full. A phenomenon of a coin, for the finest type, date, or Registry Set.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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