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1871 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
7993
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
1,300
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 650 R-5.7 19 / 41 TIE 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 21 / 41 TIE 21 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 8 / 41 TIE 8 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Colonial Coins, sold privately in 8/1972 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:688, $41,400 -Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3112, $70,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Colonial Coins, sold privately in 8/1972 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:688, $41,400 -Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3112, $70,500

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): With a mintage of only 1,330 poeces, the 1871 has one of the lowest mintages in the entire series. It is also one of the rarest in terms of pieces available. However, most of the known specimens are relatively high grade. I have seen a small number of choice uncirculated examples of this date, with possibly the finest being the gem that appeared in the Marks Sale in November, 1972. All of the choice specimens that I have seen of this date were fully proof-like and could easily be mistaken by some for proofs. However, the position of the date is markedly different on proofs than it is on uncs. The date on the proofs is higher in the field and is nearly centered between DOLLARS and the bow, while on the business strikes, it is very low with the 7 nearly touching the ribbon.