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    Moderately Prooflike 1879 Three, MS 65 NGC

    1879 $3 MS 65 NGC. Moderately reflective, the fields contrast nicely with the heavily frosted devices. Orange-gold and yellow-gold color swirls compete for dominance on both sides of this sharply struck Gem. Enough 1879 three dollar gold pieces survive in low Mint State and circulated grades to satisfy the desire of most gold collectors. At the present grade level, however, this issue exhibits rarity that befits a total mintage of only 3,000 business strikes. Population: 6 in 65, only 1 finer (9/99).
    From the Richard Doyle Collection. (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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