Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 900
Catalog: KM-84
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $188.12 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 $3 MS obverse 1883 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This low mintage issue is fascinating for two reasons. First, the 1883 is more difficult to locate than the 1880 despite similar mintages. Second, this date, unlike most post-1878 three dollar deliveries, is not well represented at the Mint State level. While we do not know the reasons behind either of these facts, it seems likely that a certain percentage of 1883 three dollar gold pieces circulated at the time of production.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

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1883 $3 MS
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Base $ 500 570 720 1080 1650 1650 2675 2875 3500 4100 4800 5850 8050 11500 16000 32500 60750 - - - -
$ 1820 2950 3200 3750 4750 5500 6400 8900 13000 19500 36000 66000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 129
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/13/1997 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0971, 971/Lot# 2018 $1,107.75
3/24/2005 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 6925 $3,220.00
1/30/2011 PCGS   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2114 $4,830.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4740 $9,775.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4739 $4,025.00
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4896 $13,512.50
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5138 $3,466.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92699110601131120616091865208722712385254326432807314936754333583669519403105841090611505
94710141083115613401694193921482309243725762697292133243894483462077768979610691111050
00000019392148230924372576269729213324389448346207776897961069100
000000201322092347249026092752303534994113533565798585101901079800
1883 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base985105311241200127816971963219423852502266727702941329438384516606472109727109381126811882
1007107611491226141717852040225724242557270128273058347540645032644680491013011048114720
000000204022572424255727012827305834754064503264468049101301104800
000000211723212463261227352884317636564290554868288888105341115800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5836
Owner: South Texas Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 4834
Owner: Thornton
 
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