1888 $3 MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -35263
PCGS#: 8010

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Kreisberg-Schulman Sale (1961) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $15950

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1888 is reasonably obtainable in any condition including gem uncirculated. Although most uncs are frosty, I have seen some proof-like business strikes of this date, but none of them have appeared to me to be deceptive enough to be mistaken for proofs.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,000 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
25
775
1
30
825
35
875
1
45+
1,150
50+
1,275
53+
1,375
55+
1,600
58+
1,975
1
62+
3,950
63+
5,600
1
64+
8,150
4
65+
16,000
4
66+
31,000
1

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 800 R-5.4 37 / 41 37 / 41
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 30 / 41 30 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Simpson Collection
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade