Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $187.93 (11/19/2017)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 S $3 PF obverse 1855 S $3 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Only one example of this issue is known to exist. It first surfaced at the 1984 ANA Convention, and was purchased by me from San Francisco area coin dealer, David Stagg. The coin is deeply mirrored and unhesitatingly a true Proof. As mentioned earlier, the San Francisco Mint created special coins in the Proof format for this year. I sold the coin in 1984 for about $75,000. The coin sold two years ago for over $1,300,000. Not my best long term coin decision!


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Last Updated: 7/12/2017

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 64


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