1874 $3 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 50169939
PCGS#: 7998

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1874 has the third highest mintage in the series and also the third highest number of appearances at auction in our 238 catalogue auction survey. By three dollar gold piece standards, the 1874 is definitely common and it is relatively obtainable in all grades, including choice uncircualted. Most uncirculated pieces that I have seen are frosty or only partially proof-like, but there are some that have full proof-like surfaces and they have been, on occasion, mistakenly offered as "proofs".

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 41,800 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
6
600
10
650
35
950
17
45+
1,250
50+
1,375
53+
1,475
55+
1,700
62+
4,150
5
63+
5,900
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 8,000 R-3.4 39 / 41 39 / 41
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 38 / 41 38 / 41
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 24 / 41 TIE 24 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade