Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $269.12 (5/17/2021)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 $3 PF obverse 1871 $3 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1871 is one of the great unrecognized rarities in the three-dollar series. Only 30 proofs were produced, and from that paltry number it is unlikely that more than 10-12 separate pieces still exist today. Of those few survivors, two are in institutions and several display friction, handling marks, or other assorted impairments.

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Last Updated: 3/25/2019

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1871 $3 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 6000 - - - - 18000 27000 - - - - - -
1871 $3 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 27500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
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: 5/11/2021 1871 $3 PF
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Base---------11-----------2
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Total---------11-----------2
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1871 $3 PF CA
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Base--------------3---1---4
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Total--------------3---1---4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 $3 PF CA
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111111175394748494999512352605442590665116937773991121032811382111
000000394748494999512352605442590665116937773991121032811382100
000000437049065035517552935558613866527081825394561085511382100
1871 $3 PF UC
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Base111111401654075593571158815990637071267586805497231083712537111
1111113394479546956325767591761166622727977428610100941140312537111
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1871 $3 PF
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Base11111132384431459146944841493552645922632467338200918410692126451520318599
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000000363544844625474348725044548360566460722285289686113431349700
0000004033453746594792490351545702619065967711885610189119941435000
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