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    Attractive 1879 Near-Gem Three Dollar

    1879 $3 MS64 PCGS. Mint State 1879 three dollar coins are relatively numerous, seemingly from pieces that left the Mint and were shipped to banks. Little demand arose for three dollar coins, consequently many never entered circulation. Of the 3,000 business strikes, 400 to 500 Mint State examples are estimated to be extant. PCGS and NGC population figures would tend to support this estimate, as somewhat over 500 Uncirculated coins have been certified; some of these are likely resubmissions.
    The near-Gem offered in this lot displays dazzling luster with beautiful greenish-gold patination. Partially prooflike fields present a pronounced contrast with sharply impressed design elements when the coin is tilted under a light source. Small abrasions on Liberty's cheek and neck and in the obverse fields preclude a higher grade. PCGS has certified 37 pieces finer (4/06).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 8001)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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