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    1879 Three Dollar, MS64 Prooflike
    Elusive Mirrored Specimen

    1879 $3 MS64 Prooflike NGC. There were just 3,000 circulation strikes and 30 proofs of this denomination coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1879, and NGC has certified 394 survivors, including 25 Prooflike specimens and only two with deeply mirrored fields. Prooflike coins are seen more frequently than for many other years because the small production total was insufficient to break down the original die polish. This gorgeous honey-gold specimen has splashes of orange toning with exceptional eye appeal. Scattered marks are noted on each side, and they are entirely inconsequential. A copper toning spot is located in the opening of the large 3 on the reverse. Census: 12 in 64 Prooflike, 1 finer (7/13).
    From The Anchors Aweigh Collection of Prooflike Gold.

    About The Anchors Aweigh Collection of Prooflike Gold

    (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 78001)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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