Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,750
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $222.44 (8/25/2019)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 $3 MS obverse 1862 $3 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1862 three dollar had a mintage of 5,750 pieces. That number is not unusually low for the series, but when one considers the hoarding and exportation of gold and silver coins during the Civil War it is not surprising that so few pieces exist today. Only 30 to 40 Uncirculated coins are believed to exist.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1862 $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 615 655 950 1330 3475 4500 4700 5200 6550 7200 8500 11000 14000 21200 40500 48000 - - - -
$ - - - - 6650 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 219
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1862 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-113231526485421716462-----219
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Total-1-113231526485421716462-----219
 -0 %-0 %0 %1 %11 %7 %12 %22 %25 %1 %8 %7 %2 %3 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/18/2007 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2315, 2315/Lot# 1261 $2,576.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1426 $3,105.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12279 $4,602.30
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4201 $3,818.75
8/4/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 131268 $1,430.00
10/8/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8944 $646.25
11/14/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3252 $4,406.25
6/8/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4790 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1862 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base915980104711181193142116461843215423352579272729103406411152647077785911805161332245031793
936100210701143126914961711194622142416262827883075364144955868733791741324718238255640
000000171119462214241626282788307536414495586873379174132471823800
0000001777205022742497267728493240387648796472759810489146902034400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3406
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2579
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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