1855 $3 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 50169917
PCGS#: 7972

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1855 has the fourth highest mintage amd also the fourth largest number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey of any date in the series. In recent years (PCGS CoinFacts editor's comment: remember this was written in 1976), this date has received considerable attention and comment as a "rarity" in uncirculated condition. Mint state examples are certainly rare but the three dollar gold piece series abounds with dates that are much more rare in unc.; the 1856 and 1857 are two unpublicized examples that come immediately to mind.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 50,555 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
8
600
1
10
625
1
12
650
15
675
1
20
725
5
30
825
13
45+
1,150
1
50+
1,275
53+
1,375
55+
1,600
62+
4,700
1
65+
43,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 38 / 41 38 / 41
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 31 / 41 TIE 31 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 41 TIE 10 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade