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    Luscious MS65 ★ Prooflike 1879 Three Dollar

    1879 $3 MS65 ★ Prooflike NGC. The brilliant, luscious prooflike fields provide stark black-on-gold contrast to the frosty devices. Minted only a decade before the last gasp of the three dollar gold series, the 1879's mintage already signaled the beginning of the end, amounting to a trivial 3,000 examples in the second year of Morgan dollar mintage. This example's eye appeal is so high that NGC has awarded its coveted ★ designation to this example. Only the most minuscule light abrasions and field chatter can be seen under a loupe, all of them mostly invisible unaided. Census: 1 in MS65 ★ Prooflike, none finer within either designation (4/06). (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 78001)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    June, 2006
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