1884 $3 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 50169947
PCGS#: 8006

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is another very low mintage date and is the second most underrated business strike three dollar gold piece of the 1880's. (In my opinion, the 1886 is the most underrated.) In our survey of 238 catalogues, this date ranked 8th in rarity according to number of appearances although it did rate next to last according to rarity by average grade. As with the 1880 and several other dates as well, this is because virtually every known 1884 is uncirculated or very nearly so. However, although most specimens are uncirculated, very few of them are really choice, and strict MS-65 specimens have been known to command large premiums.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,000 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 250 R-6.6 4 / 41 4 / 41
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 23 / 41 TIE 23 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

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