Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 129
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: $186.64 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 $3 PF obverse 1889 $3 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Walter Breen's proof Encyclopedia comments about this date that it is far rarer than its mintage of 129 pieces suggests, suggesting that large numbers were melted after the three dollar issue was discontinued in this year. It adds, '... proofs are rarer than those of 1888--rarer in fact than most of the earlier proof threes of the decade.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

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1889 $3 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 6880 7810 9600 12810 17810 35630 50000 - - - -
$ - - - - - 7400 8400 10300 13800 18700 38500 54000 - -
1889 $3 PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 9500 12500 13500 18250 40630 56250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 10700 13500 14700 19000 44000 61000 - -
1889 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17190 21000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 18600 22500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 49
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/2002 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 9123 $9,775.00
2/20/2005 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2213 $12,650.00
6/5/2013 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4751 $11,750.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5141 $6,580.00
12/5/2013 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3830 $11,750.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6579 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111928275428022834288029103149414146695158650970779588118151514519782
111116432203277028122849289029893479431748325608669879141033012925166900
000000220327702812284928902989347943174832560866987914103301292500
000000247827862823286429003069381044934995605868878751110721403500
1889 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112124300930603094314431763431448550445563698975861022612558160371
111117082419302630713110315432613782467152176038718884661100313717160370
000000241930263071311031543261378246715217603871888466110031371700
000000271430433082312731653346413348575390651373879346117801487700
1889 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112464344735033541359536313912507156826248779884451129413799175211
111118222791346535153559360737244298527458706764801393941212915039175210
000000279134653515355936073724429852745870676480139394121291503900
0000003119348435283577361938184684547860597281822910344129641628000
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Grade: PF 58
Points: 2880
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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