1859 $3 AU58+

CERTIFICATION#: 06381510
PCGS#: 7979

Owner's Comments

The reverse is rotated about 15 degrees.Purchased from J.J.Teaparty in January 1982.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Except for the comparatively common 1874 and 1878, the 1859 has the highest mintage of any three dollar gold piece after 1858. In fact, it had the ninth highest mintage of any date in the series, and since its mintage is only 15,638, this fact merely dramatizes how rare coins in this series really are. Uncirculated specimens are occasionally available but choice mint state 1859's are far more rare than most of the other very low mintage dates of the 1880's.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 15,558 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
8
600
1
10
625
1
12
650
15
675
1
40
1,000
15
45+
1,150
50+
1,275
1
53+
1,375
55+
1,600
58+
2,175
1
62+
6,500
63+
9,500
1
64+
16,500
1
65+
32,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 32 / 41 TIE 32 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 25 / 41 TIE 25 / 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  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade