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    Lustrous Gem Uncirculated 1879 Three Dollar

    1879 $3 MS65 PCGS. This is a sharply struck and lustrous Gem that has yellow and orange patina. The fields are carefully preserved and show slight reflectivity. Generally the 1879 is a difficult issue to find in Gem, but we are fortunate to have two such pieces to offer in this sale. As stated in the write-up for the other 1879, only 3,000 pieces were struck of this date. However, in 1879 speculators were beginning to pay attention to lower mintage coins, especially gold dollars and three dollar gold pieces. As a result, an issue like the 1879 was set aside in larger numbers in mint condition than larger mintage issues that were struck 10-15 years previously.
    Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/1999), lot 698, where it realized $12,650. Earlier Superior, 12/1972, lot 1917.
    From The Peter G. Apple Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25N2, PCGS# 8001)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2006
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