Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 142
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $216.40 (9/15/2019)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1886 $3 PF obverse 1886 $3 PF 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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1886 $3 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - 5000 5500 6000 6375 7500 12000 12500 16300 31000 52500 72500 - - -
1886 $3 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 13500 13750 21500 34500 57000 - - - -
1886 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 19400 26000 45500 54500 115000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 27000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 65
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
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: 9/10/2019 1886 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1--11111-----6
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------------1---------1
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Total---------1--21111-----7
 ---------14 %--29 %14 %14 %14 %14 %----- 
1886 $3 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------21724104----48
-----------------1----1
-----------------1----1
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Total------------21724106----50
 ------------4 %2 %14 %48 %20 %12 %---- 
1886 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------14231---11
-----------------1----1
---------------1------1
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Total--------------15241---13
 --------------8 %38 %15 %31 %8 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/6/2000 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7586 $9,200.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13304 $13,512.50
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1748 $16,450.00
8/12/2015 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4328 $19,975.00
10/31/2016 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5503 $21,150.00
7/6/2017 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3211 $19,975.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $3 PF Cameo
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Base1111112124300930603094314431763431448550715563698975861022612561160401
111117082419302630713110315432613782468052356038718884661100413720160400
000000241930263071311031543261378246805235603871888466110041372000
000000271430433082312731653346413348755399651373879346117821488000
1886 $3 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112464344735033541359536313912507157116248779884451129413802175241
111118222791346535153559360737244298528458906764801393941213015042175240
000000279134653515355936073724429852845890676480139394121301504200
0000003119348435283577361938184684549760697281822910344129661628300
1886 $3 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111928275428022834288029103149414146945158650970779588118181514819784
111116432203277028122849289029893479432548485608669879141033112928166930
000000220327702812284928902989347943254848560866987914103311292800
000000247827862823286429003069381045095003605868878751110741403800
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