1862 $3 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 08769735
PCGS#: 7983

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In my opinion, the 1862 is the most underrated three dollar gold piece in choice uncirculated condition in the 1860's. The 1865 is more rare to be sure, but most collectors and dealers are well aware of its rarity. However, the 1862 has gone largely unnoticed, and in my experience the 1862 is much more rare in full mint state than the more highly regarded 1863. The diagonal field striations that are seen on many business strike 1861's are even more prominent on most regular issue 1862's.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,750 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
20
950
25
1,150
30
1,350
2
35
1,700
2
45+
2,950
50+
3,500
53+
4,100
55+
4,750
58+
5,750
60
6,750
62+
10,500
63+
15,000
64+
25,000
65+
48,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 650 R-5.7 19 / 41 TIE 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 18 / 41 TIE 18 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 10 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  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade