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Lot 3268


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3268
Date 1878
Side reverse
Grade 61
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 8000
Denomination $3
Description 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.

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