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: $188.04 (10/17/2017)
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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Last Updated: 7/12/2017

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1864 $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 685 700 1000 1450 3300 3850 4425 5450 6600 7350 8650 11850 16300 23500 43500 52500 92500 - - -
$ - - 4650 - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 160
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/9/2007 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 3531 $2,990.00
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1948 $21,850.00
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
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5442 $1,410.00
1/29/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3256 $4,935.00
1/4/2017 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6686 $4,465.00


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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