||1878 $3 MS62 NGC. The 1878 issue is far and away the most readily accessible date in the entire series. The Philadelphia Mint struck a vast number of coins, most of which went unclaimed and subsequently sat in bank vaults. This Mint State example gleams with frosty luster, and honey-gold coloration embraces each side. Generally well-struck design elements reveal areas of softness, particularly over the headdress feathers and the lower wreath. The surfaces are minimally abraded and devoid of clash marks. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2115.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.