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Coins Certified as of 8/31

My Coin #08598985

1856 $3 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 08598985
PCGS#: 7974

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1856 is only moderately scarce as a date, but strictly uncirculated specimens are definitely rare, more so than those of 1855, a date that has received some acclaim in recent years as a rarity. Most specimens that I have seen are softly struck on the headdress and hair curls.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 26,010 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 34 / 41 TIE 34 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 34 / 41 TIE 34 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 41 TIE 6 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade