1878 $3 AU50

CERTIFICATION#: 30054045
PCGS#: 8000

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although this date has a significantly lower mintage than the 1854, it is by a slight margin the most common date in the series, and by far the most common in uncirculated condition. The two Beck sales alone contained 30 uncirculated pieces, and this is the one date in the series that is reasonably available in choice condition.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 82,304 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
525
2
4
550
2
6
575
8
600
1
12
650
1
15
675
3
20
725
3
45+
1,150
50+
1,250
53+
1,350
55+
1,525
62+
3,900
5
63+
5,900
5
65+
16,500
7
66+
30,000
2
67+
100,000
1
68
150,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 41 / 41 41 / 41
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 40 / 41 40 / 41
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 31 / 41 31 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade