Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,630
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: $178.72 (10/25/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1864 $3 MS obverse 1864 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

We have made the comparison in the past, but it's a good one and bears repeating: only 2,630 business strike three dollar gold pieces were produced in 1864, whereas 5,000 business strikes were coined in the previous year--yet the two issues are comparable in overall rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

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1864 $3 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 570 610 720 1020 1590 1590 3060 3780 4660 6450 6700 9200 11850 15850 25000 41500 - - - - -
$ 1750 3300 4100 5000 6775 7200 9800 13000 17200 27700 49000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 153
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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11/10/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3947


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1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5066 $3,392.50
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1987 $4,140.00
3/8/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4010 $5,175.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5670 $4,406.25
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5124 $10,575.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5125 $5,287.50
8/5/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3827 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9481015108411561233145016461821214123272576272729103406411151587045824711959163652280332332
970103811081181130515151704192722032410262627883075364144605787744594841342718511259790
000000170419272203241026262788307536414460578774459484134271851100
0000001762203422652493267628493240387648096416784610721148962065700
1864 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2910
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2327
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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