Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 109
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: $173.61 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 $3 PF obverse 1885 $3 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Of the 110 proofs originally struck for collectors and dignitaries, it is now estimated that only about 30 or so still remain, and these rank as very desirable to the numismatic community. The preponderance of the survivors seem to rank in higher grades of preservation.

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1885 $3 PF
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1885 $3 PF Cameo
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1885 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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1/12/2015 PF 66  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4267


Auction Prices Realized

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8/2/1997 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7586 $13,800.00
1/30/2011 NGC PF AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2115 $4,600.00
3/17/2011 NGC PF AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4732 $5,750.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5332 $30,550.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12623 $8,812.50
9/23/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 1007 $76,050.00
9/23/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Bonhams The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins, 20992/Lot# 1007 $503,100.00
10/8/2014 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4985 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $3 PF
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Base1111111928275428022834288029103149414147195367675371989588120781551920318
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000000220327702812284928902989347943334935582969017994104181322500
000000247827862823286429003069381045265151629170498791112481437200
1885 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112124300930603094314431763431448550975783724677151022612833164271
111117082419302630713110315432613782468953256270740285521109514031164270
000000241930263071311031543261378246895325627074028552110951403100
000000271430433082312731653346413348935554675875589389119641522900
1885 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112464344735033541359536313912507157406488807785841129414094179381
111118222791346535153559360737244298529459897017824694871222715375179380
000000279134653515355936073724429852945989701782469487122271537500
0000003119348435283577361938184684551762387547841510390131601665600
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