SOLD – $3.00 – 1879 PCGS MS64

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SOLD – $3.00 – 1879 PCGS MS64

7,500.00

Serial Number 8001.64/25257908

PCGS Lookup Number 8001

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Only 3,000 business strike 1879 three dollar gold pieces were made but many have survived, including a number of choice, appealing coins. This issue makes a great alternative to an 1854 or an 1878 as a type coin as the present example shows.

This semi-prooflike example is characterized by wonderful deep natural orange-gold and lighter greenish hues, in slightly different configurations, on the obverse and the reverse. There is a small amount of “chatter” in the left obverse filed which keeps this piece from grading at least a point higher but the eye appeal is excellent for the grade.

The last non-CAC PCGS MS64 1879 three dollar to sell at auction brought $7,638 as Heritage 4/13: 5706.

For just a small premium over an 1854 or an 1878, you can add this coin to your type collection and have an issue with a much lower original mintage figure.