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: $272.68 (6/12/2021)
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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Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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1862 $3 MS
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Base $ 625 675 950 1325 3750 4000 4700 5200 8475 9150 10150 12000 17800 22250 39000 48000 - - - -
$ - - - - 8750 9300 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 215
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/8/2021 1862 $3 MS
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Base-1-113231526485221814362-----215
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Total-1-113231526485321814372-----217
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 $3 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
332608761148133915001664183319672110222624312923359041435296737510287180753657051328
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1862 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12641303136316581989334533653447371238854811497051915563651771078768945010021106171146212355
12771323146117682441335233923535377041944864504453155881671476618995964010220108991176012973
000000339235353770419448645044531558816714766189959640102201089900
000000342036243827450249175117543961996910821492239831104181118000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 5563
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5191
Owner: foresthamilton@universalcoin.com
 
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