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    Low Mintage 1879 Three, MS 64 PCGS

    1879 $3 MS 64 PCGS. The 1879 was produced to the extent of only 3,000 business strikes. Few of these coins reached circulation, however, and Mint State representatives of this issue are more easily obtainable than their worn counterparts. Nevertheless, the 1879 is an immensely popular coin, and this coin's glowing appearance should further enhance its desirability. The fields are appreciably prooflike with a glassy finish, the devices are well frosted. Both sides are essentially orange-gold in color, but the devices tend toward a lighter, golden-rose tint. In sum, this relatively smooth example is a marvel to behold. (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
    May-Jun, 2001
    31st-2nd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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