Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
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: $173.47 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1886 $3 MS obverse 1886 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the mintage of this issue from near the series' end was small, like many low mintage issues of the 1870s and 1880s, considerable numbers were set aside.

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Price Guide

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1886 $3 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 560 675 800 1175 1950 1950 2950 3150 3750 4550 5350 6550 8000 14500 25000 52000 - - - - -
$ 2150 3100 3400 4100 4900 5750 7000 9000 16000 27500 56000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/23/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1901 $2,057.25
12/8/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 6616 $5,290.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3272 $3,220.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9337 $3,162.50
2/7/2013 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4838 $7,050.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5720 $11,781.73
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5719 $3,290.00
8/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4334 $4,700.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 155603 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11731249133114161505188620292161243626002823296031493486404851586820754310510138531860425450
1198127613591445163219332073225224902674286830233261367344185712706185321162415436208860
000000207322522490267428683023326136734418571270618532116241543600
000000211723442545274829143086337338604788626673029521127381702000
1886 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2823
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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