Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,300
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $189.88 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 $3 MS obverse 1889 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 2,300 $3 gold pieces in 1889, the final year of the denomination. They are more available today in mint state than one might expect, mostly due to hoarding at the time. However, most of those examples are low-end mint state coins,



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1889 $3 MS
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Base $ 465 560 740 1050 1500 1875 2100 2500 2950 3150 3750 4100 5000 7400 15250 26000 80000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 318
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/26/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 1958 $8,625.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1428 $21,850.00
6/17/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3604 $3,162.50
8/18/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2909, 2909/Lot# 2094 $1,207.50
11/27/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 24166 $5,811.30
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1222/Lot# 3297 $5,405.00
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4597 $1,880.00
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6723 $14,100.00
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6722 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8709339971066113813811512163417881884201821022268269934573783521260898849114841563721682
8919541020109012191424155216851820192820462157241129513565425955047009972712868176520
00000015521685182019282046215724112951356542595504700997271286800
000000159317361852197320742212255532043674473557967929106051425200
1889 $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5212
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2018
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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