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    Superb Uncirculated 1878 Three-Dollar Gold

    1878 MS 66 PCGS. An impeccable example of this higher mintage and most widely saved three dollar issue. The shimmering, frosty surfaces are free from all but the slightest blemishes and have taken on a light reddish patina that adds originality and desirability without obscuring any of the details or the dynamic mint luster. Virtually unimprovable quality in one of the most beloved of all gold types. (NGC ID# 25MZ, PCGS# 8000)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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