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1872 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
7994
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
2,000
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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 60 R-8.4 14 / 41 TIE 14 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 41 TIE 1 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 650
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.7
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 41 TIE
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 2/2016:3113, $37,600

2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Henry Miller Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5060, $37,375 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2011:4420, $32,200 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:411, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:445, $29,375 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2017:465, $21,000 - Heritage 8/2017:4112, $30,550 - Chinook Collection - Heritage 4/2019:3843, $28,800

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3231, $9,987.50

7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 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 2/2016:3113, $37,600

#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Henry Miller Collection - Heritage 1/2011:5060, $37,375 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2011:4420, $32,200 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:411, not sold - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:445, $29,375 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2017:465, $21,000 - Heritage 8/2017:4112, $30,550 - Chinook Collection - Heritage 4/2019:3843, $28,800

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3231, $9,987.50

#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This date, although certainly scarce, ranks only 27th in rarity in our 238 catalogue auction survey among the 44 coins in this series according to the total number of appearances. As is the case with the 1871, most known specimens are relatively high grade and so the 1872 also ranks only 27th in rarity according to average grade. A number of extremely choice and fully proof-like first strike uncs exist, and they rank with the uncs of 1877 and 1879 as the most deceptive in the series. As was always the case, however, different dies were used for the proofs than were used for business strikes, and on the 1872, the position of the date is markedly different on proofs than it is on business strikes. Business strikes have the date higher in the field, almost centered between the word DOLLARS and the bow on the wreath. On the other hand, the date on the proofs is lower in the field and also a bit more to the right.