1857 $3 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 50169921
PCGS#: 7976

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1857 is similar in mintage, overall rarity, and number of auction appearances to the 1854-O and 1856. Most available specimens are well circulated and full mint state examples are rare, more so than the recently touted 1855 or any of the low mintage dates from 1879 to 1889, all of which generally come quite often choice when they are available at all. Some decpetive counterfeits of this year exist. They have the lustrous, unmarked surfaces of a high grade piece, but they lack the sharpness and detail of a genuine specimen. (Unlike the 1856, most 1857's are sharply struck.)

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 20,891 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
525
1
6
575
10
625
12
650
1
15
675
20
725
1
25
775
4
35
875
6
45+
1,150
1
50+
1,250
53+
1,350
55+
1,525
58+
2,100
62+
6,500
63+
14,500
1
66
57,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 29 / 41 TIE 29 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 25 / 41 TIE 25 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 41 TIE 6 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade