Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 41,800
Catalog: KM-84
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.015g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $192.18 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 10/1/2015

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1874 $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 510 570 880 1100 1300 1420 1500 1625 2450 2750 3375 5300 7900 16750 44000 - - - -
$ 1200 - 1475 1550 1825 - - 3700 6500 9000 21500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2895
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1983 $1,150.00
3/7/2010 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2820, 2820/Lot# 2951 $3,335.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1220 $4,446.00
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6287 $920.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4983 $1,292.50
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 198342 $2,700.00
7/11/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20667 $867.15
9/21/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 264 $2,500.00
2/6/2015 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3520, 6089/Lot# 22171 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8539159781047111713631490160917701869200820942268269934273686504960898290110341496320666
8739361001107011991405152916621803191520362152241129413513414053956822920412343168640
00000015291662180319152036215224112941351341405395682292041234300
000000156917161836196120652210255531843599459457427556101191365300
1874 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2008
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1974
Owner: mania
 
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