Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 41,800
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: $194.38 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1874 $3 MS obverse 1874 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A popular type coin, one of the three usually selected for that purpose along with the 1854 (technically a distinct subtype due to the smaller denomination) and the 1878. It is worth noting, however, that of the three issues, the mintage of the 1874 is only about half that of the 1878 and about one-third that of the 1854.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

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1874 $3 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 510 570 880 1080 1080 1300 1420 1525 1725 2475 2700 3150 5300 7900 17500 43900 - - - -
$ 1190 1450 1560 1650 1875 2700 3000 3700 6500 9000 21000 47000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2754
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
9/1/1999 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1206, 1206/Lot# 1791 $580.25
1/28/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 6948 $1,092.50
8/6/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 165, 170/Lot# 1768 $7,015.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3263 $8,625.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1220 $4,446.00
12/11/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131151/Lot# 25902 $632.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7433 $2,242.50
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 178708 $8,250.00
6/4/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 5671 $2,360.58


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8539159781047111713631490160917701869200820942268269934273686504960898290110341496320666
8739361001107011991405152916621803191520362152241129413513414053956822920412343168640
00000015291662180319152036215224112941351341405395682292041234300
000000156917161836196120652210255531843599459457427556101191365300
1874 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2008
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1974
Owner: mania
 
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