Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 89
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $185.89 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 $3 PF obverse 1883 $3 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1883, the Philadelphia Mint was busy pumping out over 12 million Morgan silver dollars, most of which ended up sitting in government vaults. Due to this huge silver dollar mintage, the production of other denominations suffered greatly. For example, only a mere 900 business strike and 89 proof $3 gold pieces were struck in 1883.

It seems a fair number of the mint state coins were saved, however, as NGC has over 130 examples in its census. Many are on the lower end of mint state, however. In contrast, only 37 proof examples have been seen by NGC, which actually represents a much higher survival rate than the mint state coins.

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Last Updated: 7/12/2017

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1883 $3 PF
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1883 $3 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 8900 11750 15300 21500 39000 55000 - - - -
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1883 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 26500 45000 61000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/4/1993 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #105, 105/Lot# 148 $12,650.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4822 $29,900.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4496 $38,187.50
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1745 $7,637.50
8/12/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4325 $47,000.00
1/4/2017 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 5836 $32,900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 $3 PF Cameo
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Base1111112124300930603094314431763431448550845563702775861022612580160661
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000000241930263071311031543261378246845243605172138466110101374200
000000271430433082312731653346413348845403653973999346117951490400
1883 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112464344735033541359536313912507157266248783984451129413823175531
111118222791346535153559360737244298528959006778804193941213715066175530
000000279134653515355936073724429852895900677880419394121371506600
0000003119348435283577361938184684550760747308824310344129801630900
1883 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111928275428022834288029103149414147065158654570779588118361517419820
111116432203277028122849289029893479432948565620672279141033712948167220
000000220327702812284928902989347943294856562067227914103371294800
000000247827862823286429003069381045175007608268998751110861406100
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