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1855 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
7972
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
50,555
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 38 / 41 38 / 41
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 31 / 41 TIE 31 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 41 TIE 10 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 38 / 41
60 or Better 31 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 41
60 or Better 31 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3092

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3092

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1855 has the fourth highest mintage amd also the fourth largest number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey of any date in the series. In recent years (PCGS CoinFacts editor's comment: remember this was written in 1976), this date has received considerable attention and comment as a "rarity" in uncirculated condition. Mint state examples are certainly rare but the three dollar gold piece series abounds with dates that are much more rare in unc.; the 1856 and 1857 are two unpublicized examples that come immediately to mind.