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: $217.80 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 $3 PF obverse 1868 $3 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A rare, early proof striking in the three dollar series with a tiny output of only 25 pieces. Like the 1867, the date is higher on the proof specimens than on business strikes. An important issue of which perhaps only 14-16 pieces survive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/26/2019

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1868 $3 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 9375 11900 18250 27000 66500 - - - - -
1868 $3 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 22500 - 67500 - - - - -
1868 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 70000 95000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1868 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1--2------3
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Total------------1--2------3
 ------------33 %--67 %------ 
1868 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-1-----2
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Total--------------1-1-----2
 --------------50 %-50 %----- 
1868 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------22----4
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Total----------------22----4
 ----------------50 %50 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/10/1998 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7713 $21,850.00
1/10/1998 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7712 $11,212.50
1/7/2000 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 7687 $32,775.00
9/19/2010 PCGS PF 62   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2827 $13,225.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5066 $57,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $3 PF Cameo
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Base11111125613571366537263814387242144793572971748077999112414111
11111854289736023685375538333986440751056210747587151079812414110
000000289736023685375538333986440751056210747587151079812414100
000000323436333705378438524100460054176692777693531160612414100
1868 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111295040674171423743354398477354076429799989761104213645111
11111984332241014193426943564523498457476952832496641190913645110
000000332241014193426943564523498457476952832496641190913645100
0000003694413642154302437746485195608874758650103531277713645100
1868 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111123353281336934273510356438854431531666857543936511678148321919225306
1111177926503310338834543528367140674726577269718150101361272916285212300
0000002650331033883454352836714067472657726971815010136127291628500
0000002965333934073482354637784249502162287257875710907137801773800
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