Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $265.98 (5/8/2021)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1865 $3 PF obverse 1865 $3 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1865 has the lowest mintage prior to 1881 with only 1,165 business strikes produced plus another 25 proofs. Akers estimates that perhaps some 10-12 proofs are still extant. Originals and restrikes are easily distinguished by the position and striking quality of the digits in the date.

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Last Updated: 5/2/2019

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1865 $3 PF
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1865 $3 PF CA
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1865 $3 PF
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Base---------1-11---------3
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Total---------1-11---------3
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1865 $3 PF CA
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Base----------------221---5
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Total----------------221---5
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 $3 PF CA
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Base111111269937473872395240674141448555636185702783021013412431111
11111900304837883898399040914255484457706465745289121089912431111
000000304837883898399040914255484457706465745289121089912431100
000000339738303925402841164370520359776746787795231166512431100
1865 $3 PF UC
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Base111111310342614398448546124694507162486925783992191119513663111
111111035348943064427452746394819546364737229829998771201713663111
000000348943064427452746394819546364737229829998771201713663100
0000003875435244564569466649455855669975348759105361284013663100
1865 $3 PF
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Base11111124643447356436393747381741415158574765457756950111694146551871024338
11111822279134863589367537703925448053546013694883371023212681160062058625555
0000002791348635893675377039254480535460136948833710232126811600600
0000003119352536143711379340334819555062797352891910963136681735800
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