Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,630
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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1864 $3 MS obverse 1864 $3 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

We have made the comparison in the past, but it's a good one and bears repeating: only 2,630 business strike three dollar gold pieces were produced in 1864, whereas 5,000 business strikes were coined in the previous year--yet the two issues are comparable in overall rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1864 $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 685 700 1000 1450 3375 3975 4800 5500 7400 8800 9375 12000 17000 22400 42500 52500 84500 - - -
$ - - 5200 - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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: 8/20/2019 1864 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2461112305211813842-----163
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Total----2461112305211813842-----163
 ----1 %2 %4 %7 %7 %18 %32 %1 %11 %8 %5 %2 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5066 $3,392.50
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1987 $4,140.00
9/7/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4277 $4,485.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2153 $32,900.00
4/4/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1253/Lot# 15924 $5,640.00
12/13/2018 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(3), 1282/Lot# 4270 $4,800.00
4/25/2019 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1294/Lot# 4693 $4,080.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1864 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9481015108411561233145016461821214123272576272729103406411151587045824711959163652280332332
970103811081181130515151704192722032410262627883075364144605787744594841342718511259790
000000170419272203241026262788307536414460578774459484134271851100
0000001762203422652493267628493240387648096416784610721148962065700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3406
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2910
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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