Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 113
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $217.69 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 $3 PF obverse 1861 $3 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only 113 proofs, most of which were melted, Breen estimated that only nine or ten survive.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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1861 $3 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 21000 37500 66500 - - - - -
1861 $3 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 48500 70000 105000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 52500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1861 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
 ---------------100 %------ 
1861 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2-2----4
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Total---------------2-2----4
 ---------------50 %-50 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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1/5/2011 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5063 $37,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111252535253607366137393790414147935563717488011060913404111
11111842285835523625368737563907435850496100771694031154013404110
000000285835523625368737563907435850496100771694031154013404100
0000003191357936433713377340244575530666378258100061247213404100
1861 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111123023238331533653439348638174431515866858153988912523161572124128453
1111176826143263333133893454359640214673566771748731107671373417851236450
0000002614326333313389345435964021467356677174873110767137341785100
0000002926328933483414347037064226491561767663931011645149451954600
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