Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,558
Catalog: KM-84
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.015g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $194.43 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 $3 MS obverse 1859 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only three dates within the denomination are considered common, and this issue is not one of them. The 1859 three-dollar piece is priced at a relatively small advance over the most common issues, 1854, 1874, and 1878. At the same time, it is much scarcer in Mint State condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/18/2016

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1859 $3 MS
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Base $ 470 540 630 950 1350 1700 1850 2150 2950 3400 4100 5800 8650 12500 30500 46000 - - - -
$ - - 1950 2300 3250 - 4800 6400 - 17000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 579
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/17/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #58, 63/Lot# 1122 $2,185.00
9/10/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1872 $2,760.00
11/21/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5319 $1,063.75
2/7/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4828 $3,055.00
1/19/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131404/Lot# 26311 $1,850.63
5/11/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192463 $1,555.40
6/27/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2500 $2,350.00
11/5/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21065 $1,997.50
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5774 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8589209851053112413751510163419132077229824332585300936014565574765459578128831765124623
87894110071076120714201551172719672150234324832726320639224959601375561067914472199750
000000155117271967215023432483272632063922495960137556106791447200
000000159218202022222423882534286734034243535362798567117811606100
1859 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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