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$3 Gold Basic Set, Proof (1854-1889)

Number of Required Items

36
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

68.819

Rare! That’s a word that describes the $3 gold series in proof. There’s the possibly unique 1855-S that is graded and authenticated by PCGS. There’s the extremely rare 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857 1858...the highest population of any of these coins is four, and that includes all proof grades! The $3 gold series in proof is rarely collected, due to the price. But what a set it is! Even the most common coin in the series (did we say “common?”) has a population of only 48 coins in Proof 65 or better.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Tom Bender HOF 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 52.78% 66.40 67.03 67.03
2 Harry W. Bass 100.00% 0.00% 65.81 R 65.93 65.93
3 Garrett Collection 100.00% 5.56% 64.51 R 64.62 64.62
4 Ed Trompeter 100.00% 2.78% 64.44 R 64.44 64.44
5 Louis Eliasberg 94.44% 0.00% 65.06 R 65.13 59.82

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete %DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Tom Bender HOF 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 52.78% 66.40 67.03 67.03
2 D. NEW 33.33% 41.67% 65.41 65.41 18.41