$3 1879 PCGS MS65+
No question this coin is SUPER HIGH END and is a real borderline MS66. We LOVE this SUPERB GEM!
There are just a few widely scattered microscopic ticks on the obverse and that is it. Overall it is safe to call this coin pretty clean. The surfaces are boldly semi-prooflike. You do not have to imagine the mirrors. The luster is intense. Both sides are a super natural orange/pale lemon gold color. There are NO spots or discolorations. Miss Liberty and the details are sharply struck and are fully frosted. The eye appeal is fantastic!
Only 3000 minted. PCGS 38, NGC 20, CAC 9. There are only 2 MS65+ graded by PCGS. PCGS has possibly graded only 9 coins higher. According to our records, the last PCGS MS65 (NO +) to sell in auction brought $17,037.00 08/2013. NO PCGS CAC MS 66 has ever sold via auction (Pop 1 CAC). This date is far rarer then then you would guess. We adamantly feel this date and grade are grossly under valued too.
This coin was placed by Legend several yeas ago. It is totally fresh to the market. Opportunity knocks loud here for sure!