Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 41,800
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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1874 $3 MS obverse 1874 $3 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A popular type coin, one of the three usually selected for that purpose along with the 1854 (technically a distinct subtype due to the smaller denomination) and the 1878. It is worth noting, however, that of the three issues, the mintage of the 1874 is only about half that of the 1878 and about one-third that of the 1854.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/1/2019

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1874 $3 MS
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Base $ 445 555 640 900 1080 1150 1180 1250 1400 2150 2350 2450 3900 5500 16000 23800 - - - -
$ - - - 1300 1500 - 2400 2800 4400 8750 19500 - - -
1874 $3 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 4100 - 4900 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3024
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, 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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1874 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-34-4145109123246649985493312239570122----2987
----------------1-----1
---------24-12331-----16
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Total-34-4145109123246651989493322259873142----3004
 -0 %0 %-1 %1 %4 %4 %8 %22 %33 %2 %11 %7 %3 %2 %0 %0 %---- 
1874 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------1111511152-------37
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Total-------1111511152-------37
 -------3 %3 %3 %41 %3 %30 %14 %5 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/17/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #58, 63/Lot# 1123 $644.00
6/1/2006 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3226 $1,121.25
3/3/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2819, 2819/Lot# 2187 $1,437.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1233 $4,680.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2053 $4,715.00
7/14/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 115653 $1,025.20
10/10/2014 PCGS F 12   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15819 $423.00
7/17/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6031 $3,290.00
7/24/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131631/Lot# 22105 $998.75
4/4/2017 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 18495 $969.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1874 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8539159781047111713631490160917701869200820942268269934273686504960898290110341496320666
8739361001107011991405152916621803191520362152241129413513414053956822920412343168640
00000015291662180319152036215224112941351341405395682292041234300
000000156917161836196120652210255531843599459457427556101191365300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2008
Owner: Anthony Klick
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2008
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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