||1878 $3 MS61 NGC. Bowers and Winter (2005) characterize the issue as follows: "The typical Mint State coin is in a lower range with a generous quotient of bagmarks, probably from having been tossed around in bags stored in bank vaults." Fortunately, this example fails to reveal any noteworthy abrasions other than a handful of minor marks lightly scattered over both sides. Shimmering luster blankets yellow-gold surfaces that show splashes of reddish hues, and the design motifs are well struck throughout. An area of mild roughness and deeper toning occurs above Liberty's ear. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1880.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.