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Why Is The 1878 $3 Gold Piece So Available?

 
 
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 Posted 06/11/2019  9:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Numismatic News - There are some coins which are hard to describe, or understand, and the 1878 $3 gold piece is one of those coins. There may be theories, but facts explaining exactly why the 1878 $3 is so available are hard to determine.

The $3 gold piece was not a denomination which lent itself to large numbers of coins being available for collectors today. It was, after all, a $3 gold coin, and $3 at that time was a great deal of money for most. Some might have collected Half Cents but $3 gold coins were just not likely.



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 Posted 06/11/2019  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I ponder that one and the 2 1/2.
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And the 1964 Kennedy half. Let's not even talk about the 40% silver Kennedy halves, the TV coin guys assert they are rare!
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