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    Incredible 1879 Gem Three Dollar

    1879 $3 MS65 NGC. Despite its low mintage of 3,000 circulation strikes, the 1879 three dollar population consists of numerous Mint State examples. This apparently results from coins having been shipped to banks shortly after they were minted. As there was little demand for them in the channels of commerce, however, they did not circulate. NGC/PCGS data show that most surviving 1879 threes are in the higher About Uncirculated to near-Gem range. Gems become very scarce and anything finer is elusive.
    The present MS65 example exudes incredible eye appeal. Semiprooflike fields establish noticeable contrast with frosty design motifs that were in receipt of a powerful strike. Additionally, wonderful brass-gold coloration envelops both sides, each of which reveals a few trivial marks that might just barely prevent an even finer grade. Census: 18 in 65, 3 finer (11/09).
    From The Atherton Family Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 8001)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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