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1862 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
7983
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
5,750
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 650 R-5.7 19 / 41 TIE 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 80 R-8.2 18 / 41 TIE 18 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 80
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:625, $36,800 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Hank Daughtry Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately in 8/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3103, $39,950

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:625, $36,800 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Hank Daughtry Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately in 8/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3103, $39,950

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): In my opinion, the 1862 is the most underrated three dollar gold piece in choice uncirculated condition in the 1860's. The 1865 is more rare to be sure, but most collectors and dealers are well aware of its rarity. However, the 1862 has gone largely unnoticed, and in my experience the 1862 is much more rare in full mint state than the more highly regarded 1863. The diagonal field striations that are seen on many business strike 1861's are even more prominent on most regular issue 1862's.