||1878 $3 MS62 NGC. CAC. This 1878 three dollar coin represents the final date in the series that claims a substantial mintage. From 1879 until an act of Congress abolished the denomination in 1889, single-year production figures would not exceed 6,000 coins. In fact, several dates from the 1880s enjoy mintages of 1,000 coins or fewer. The yellow-gold surfaces of this Mint State example feature vibrant luster and sharp definition over the design motifs. The wreath bow and the leaves flanking it are notably well struck. Minimally abraded with CAC-recognized appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.