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: $260.52 (7/27/2021)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/8/2021

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1889 $3 MS
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Base $ 465 560 740 1050 1500 1875 2050 2500 3425 3750 4150 4950 5500 6500 15250 23500 80000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 5100 5750 7000 16000 29000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 331
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/20/2021 1889 $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----24233170849513746169----328
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Total-----24233170849533747169----331
 -----1%1%1%1%9%21%2%15%16%11%14%5%3%---- 
1889 $3 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--11-------3
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Total----------1--11-------3
 ----------33%--33%33%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $3 MS
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Base10541088121914381753212423232385249527542936306832163648383442906129725811294119451286613838
10651132129215431877219023442422258128152980311733603710398649036505860311511122521319014530
000000234424222581281529803117336037103986490365058603115111225200
000000236424582668287530243167350437724138551668829949117281255900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 6129
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2936
Owner: Holdables
 
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