Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-84
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.015g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $173.29 (2/8/2016)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1886 $3 MS obverse 1886 $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the mintage of this issue from near the series' end was small, like many low mintage issues of the 1870s and 1880s, considerable numbers were set aside.

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1886 $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 159
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/23/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1901 $2,057.25
11/3/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4108 $4,029.60
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2116 $11,500.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6306 $4,026.15
10/18/2012 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5814 $7,637.50
1/1/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12624 $3,290.00
2/3/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4643 $2,115.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 155603 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

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