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1865 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
7986
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
1,140
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 20 R-9.1 7 / 41 TIE 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 41 TIE 10 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:628, $57,500 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS65 estimated grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1384

8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:628, $57,500 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS65 estimated grade
#5 MS65 estimated grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1384

#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1865 has the lowest official mintage of any regularly issued date prior to 1881. Even with such a small mintage, this date was clearly made for commercial reasons, in contrast to most of those of the 1880's, as evidenced by the fact that the majority of known specimens are well worn. As is the case with most rare coins, this date is usualy overgraded by a substantial margin. In my experience it would rank fifth most difficult to obtain on choice condition behind the 1855-S, 1857-S, 1860-S, and 1854-D. I have seen only two full mint state pieces and three legitimate AU's. Even strictly graded EF's are hard to come by and I would estimate that four out of five specimens that I have seen were no better than VF-30.