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    Gem 1879 Three Dollar Gold

    1879 $3 MS65 NGC. It is well known that the 1878 three dollar gold has the highest mintage for this limited-mintage series after the premier-issue 1854. The 1879 coinage, however, is a different story, with a mintage total for business strikes of 3,000 pieces. Numismatic authorities seem to concur that the date has more available Mint State examples than the low mintage might indicate, however. Even so, the present specimen is conditionally rare both as a date and as a type coin, and highly appealing intrinsically. Honey-gold, somewhat prooflike fields intermingle with frosty areas. Examination with a glass exposes a few light, grade-consistent marks that perhaps limit an even higher grade, none of which are worth mentioning. NGC's Census Report lists 15 examples in MS65, with three examples graded finer (11/05).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 8001)

    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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    January, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
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