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Coins Certified as of 9/2

U.S. $3 Gold Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1854-1889)

Number of Required Coins : 80

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 64.955

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The short-lived $3.00 gold piece was a solution in search of a problem – that is, how to facilitate the purchase of a sheet of one hundred 3¢ stamps; then the current rate for a letter. Despite the good intentions of the Congress, the public thought otherwise, and the $3.00 faced low public demand and limited mintage throughout its 35-year life. While Harry Bass nearly completed this set (with the exception of the Proof 1855-S) it is unlikely anyone ever will come that close again anytime soon, as the unique 1870-S remains in the Bass Foundation Collection.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Harry W. Bass Click to view Set Images 98.75%63.71
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 63.870
% Complete 98.75%
Set Rating 61.959
63.87
61.96
Current Finest
  Collection Weighted GPA % Complete Set Rating
NONE REGISTERED