Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
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: $173.93 (11/26/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 $3 PF obverse 1872 $3 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The 1872 three-dollar is yet another issue struck in very limited numbers in both business strikes (2,000 pieces) and proofs (30 pieces). At some point in the early 1870s, there seems to have been a recognition of the difficulty in acquiring uncirculated examples from the previous dozen or so dates in the series, as a greater number of 1872s were saved at or around the time of issue than before. This trend of hoarding this unusual series, of course, only increased and continued until the denomination was abolished in 1889.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/5/2013

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1872 $3 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 8700 15940 19380 26880 50050 70850 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 9400 17200 20900 29000 54000 77000 - -
1872 $3 PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24380 34380 63050 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 26300 37100 68000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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6/1/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4613 $34,500.00
9/4/2011 NGC Details Proof AU Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1997 $3,335.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4258 $25,875.00
6/5/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4749 $14,100.00
3/27/2014 PCGS PF 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4074 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111124013365345135063586363939844694536761697543842810623131911668321496
111118012722339334693532360337544220491856346627783891591147914355182870
000000272233933469353236033754422049185634662778389159114791435500
000000304334223487355936213869445751425901708581339891123351551900
1872 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111263136613752381038963952431950715783663080779007113101399711
11111877297436913771383839144074456953086065711283879774122051399710
000000297436913771383839144074456953086065711283879774122051399700
0000003317372137903867393341964820554563477594869710542131011399700
1872 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111302841664266433044244485488857116488740989769981124601534111
1111110103407419942874361444446195162597067957931931110807134201534110
0000003407419942874361444446195162597067957931931110807134201534100
0000003786423243084392446447535436622971028453964611633143801534100
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