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    Gem 1879 Three Dollar
    Fully Lustrous and Minimally Marked

    1879 $3 MS65 NGC. The 1879 three dollar gold, mintage 3,000 circulation strikes, ushered in the final decade of low mintages that would conclude the series in 1889. By comparison, more than 80,000 pieces had been struck the previous year, in 1878. While NGC and PCGS each show more than 100 submissions of the 1878 in Gem grade, for the 1879, NGC shows 20 submissions (including one Prooflike coin) in MS65, with three finer; PCGS shows 37 in MS65, with six finer (11/12). This Gem NGC example offers full mint luster over surfaces that show lovely medium orange-gold color. Only a few of the most minor marks are scattered about, consistent with the grade.
    From The Flagg Family Collection.(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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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