Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,750
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: $174.05 (3/29/2015)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 $3 MS obverse 1862 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1862 three dollar had a mintage of 5,750 pieces. That number is not unusually low for the series, but when one considers the hoarding and exportation of gold and silver coins during the Civil War it is not surprising that so few pieces exist today. Only 30 to 40 Uncirculated coins are believed to exist.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/26/2015

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1862 $3 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 460 530 640 940 2280 2280 2910 4075 5350 6575 6775 9300 11750 15750 21500 49300 63800 - - - -
$ 2510 - 4450 5800 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 206
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1873 $8,625.00
1/18/2007 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2315, 2315/Lot# 1261 $2,576.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5667 $8,812.50
8/4/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 131268 $1,430.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3822 $4,406.25
5/25/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131422/Lot# 22194 $1,791.88
10/31/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5365 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base915980104711181193142116461843215423352579272729103406411152647077785911805161332245031793
936100210701143126914961711194622142416262827883075364144955868733791741324718238255640
000000171119462214241626282788307536414495586873379174132471823800
0000001777205022742497267728493240387648796472759810489146902034400
1862 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2579
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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