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1858 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
7978
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
2,133
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 300 R-6.4 5 / 41 TIE 5 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 6 / 41 6 / 41
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 41 TIE 1 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 41
65 or Better 1 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 41
65 or Better 1 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3098, $49,350

2 MS64+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1300, not sold

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7978 (MS) 64

Bob R. Simpson Collection

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3098, $49,350

#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1300, not sold

 
	PCGS #7978 (MS) 64 
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1858 is the first in a long line of low mintage Philadelphia Mint three dollar gold pieces. Between 1858 and the last year of the series, 1889, only the 1859, 1874, and 1878 had mintages exceeding 7,200 pieces! Most known specimens of the 1858 are well worn with VF and EF examples predominating. Actually, an 1858 in any grade is rare and it is doubtful is more than 75-100 total pieces still exist. Strictly uncirculated specimens are natuarally very rare, although with the continual relaxing of grading standards (PCGS CoinFacts editors note: this was written in 1976), "uncs" are offered with more frequency today than they were ever in the past. I have seen four or five mint state pieces, including one gem, but, of course, a few more probably exist.