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1856 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
7974
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
26,010
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS 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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 34 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 34 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2005:10330, $31,050 - Hank Daughtry Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately in 8/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3094, $42,300 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2017:2166, $64,625

2 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 1/2012:10602, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13300, $35,250

3 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2005:10330, $31,050 - Hank Daughtry Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately in 8/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3094, $42,300 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2017:2166, $64,625

#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 1/2012:10602, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13300, $35,250

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #5 MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
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.