1854 $3 MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 50169914
PCGS#: 7969

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1854 is the first year of issue for this unusual and unnecessary denomination and actually it is a distinctly different type from subsequent years because the word DOLLARS on the reverse is much smaller (about half the size) than on issues from 1855 to 1889. This is the second most common date in the series from the standpoint of total number of appearances although a number of dates have appeared more often in strictly uncirculated condition. However, choice BU specimens of the 1854 are certainly available with considerable regularity.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 138,618 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
675
1
10
625
45+
1,150
1
50+
1,275
1
53+
1,375
55+
1,600
62+
3,950
1
63+
5,600
65+
18,500
66+
36,500
1
67+
110,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 40 / 41 40 / 41
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 39 / 41 39 / 41
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 26 / 41 26 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Sotheby's 11/1999:74 - Heritage 6/2004:6219, $112,125

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade