1882 $3 MS67

CERTIFICATION#: -27251
PCGS#: 8004

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Leon Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $15400

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Along with the 1879 and 1880, the 1882 is seen more often in choice condition than one might normally expect from the very low mintage. I am unaware of any hoards of this date as there were in the case of the 1879 and 1880, but for some reason there is a relatively large number of very choice specimens available. This date has also been widely counterfeited and, unfortunately, the fakes of this date are among the most deceptive that I have seen. All of the business strike 1882's that I have encountered have had an abnormality under the 2 in the date. It appears as though it might have been a 2 that was originally punched too high and for this reason it has often been called the "High 2" variety. A number of fully proof-like first strikes exist of this date. Of course, if a particular coin is the High 2 variety, it is not a proof, since as I indicated in my book on quarter eagles, it is my opinion that proofs and business strikes of gold coins were never struck from the same dies.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,500 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
700
1
15
725
20
775
25
825
30
875
35
925
45+
1,250
50+
1,725
53+
2,500
55+
3,100
58+
3,950
62+
6,950
63+
10,500
64+
17,500
65+
31,500
66+
49,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 26 / 41 TIE 26 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 30 / 41 30 / 41
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/9/2014:5396, $105,750

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade