1877 $3 MS64

PCGS#: 7999

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1877 is comparable in overall rarity to the 1865, which has a slightly lower mintage, and it is decidedly more rare than the lower mintage 1871. It is not, however, nearly as rare as the 1865 in choice condition. Overall, the 1877 ranks 9th in terms of total number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey, but only 20th in terms of rarity according to average grade.

Proofs are readily distinguishable from business strikes by the location of the date. The date on the proofs is low in the field with the first 7 being just above the bow. On the business strikes, the date is higher in the field and is nearly centered bewteen the bow and the word DOLLARS.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,468 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 3 / 41 3 / 41
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 7 / 41 TIE 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 41 1 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 estimated grade