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    1879 Three Dollar Gold, MS64
    Attractive Low-Mintage Issue

    1879 $3 MS64 NGC. Perhaps less rare than the small 3,000-piece mintage suggests, the 1879 three dollar was saved in moderate quantity by collectors and speculators. This example is a Choice peach-gold coin with an attractive combination of frosty and prooflike fields. A few light abrasions in the left obverse field are grade-appropriate and non-distracting, while the lustrous, sharp eye appeal easily qualifies the coin for its near-Gem designation. Housed in a prior generation holder. NGC reports just 25 numerically finer pieces (7/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 8001)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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