Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $187.51 (11/24/2017)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1886 $3 MS obverse 1886 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck only 1,142 $3 gold pieces total in 1886. This number included 1,000 business strikes and 142 proofs. Considering the low mintage, demand greatly outstrips supple making this a hard coin to find today in any method of manufacture or grade.

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Last Updated: 7/12/2017

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1886 $3 MS
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Base $ 850 1025 1325 1650 2275 2850 3250 3675 4000 4950 6000 7600 15300 26750 55000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 8200 - - - - - -
1886 $3 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - 4500 - - 8500 10000 18250 - - - - - - -
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1886 $3 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 15350 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/23/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1901 $2,057.25
3/24/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #368, 368/Lot# 6927 $6,325.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7464 $6,325.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2058 $6,037.50
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 155603 $1,400.00
4/27/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5793 $1,880.00
8/2/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(5), 1258/Lot# 5575 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1886 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11731249133114161505188620292161243626002823296031493486404851586820754310510138531860425450
1198127613591445163219332073225224902674286830233261367344185712706185321162415436208860
000000207322522490267428683023326136734418571270618532116241543600
000000211723442545274829143086337338604788626673029521127381702000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2823
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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