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1877 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
7999
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
1,468
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 200 R-7.0 3 / 41 3 / 41
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 7 / 41 TIE 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 41 1 / 41
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 41
60 or Better 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 41
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 41
60 or Better 7 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 41

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

David Akers’ personal collection - Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3119, $70,500

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Stanley Kesselman, sold privately in 7/1974 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:696, $32,200 - Heritage 4/2001:2428, not sold - Heritage 5/2001:8913 - Heritage 6/2011:4602, $80,500 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 estimated grade

Heritage 8/2017:4114, $37,600

3 MS62 estimated grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64+ PCGS grade

David Akers’ personal collection - Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3119, $70,500

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Stanley Kesselman, sold privately in 7/1974 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:696, $32,200 - Heritage 4/2001:2428, not sold - Heritage 5/2001:8913 - Heritage 6/2011:4602, $80,500 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 estimated grade

Heritage 8/2017:4114, $37,600

#3 MS62 estimated grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1877 is comparable in overall rarity to the 1865, which has a slightly lower mintage, and it is decidedly more rare than the lower mintage 1871. It is not, however, nearly as rare as the 1865 in choice condition. Overall, the 1877 ranks 9th in terms of total number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey, but only 20th in terms of rarity according to average grade.

Proofs are readily distinguishable from business strikes by the location of the date. The date on the proofs is low in the field with the first 7 being just above the bow. On the business strikes, the date is higher in the field and is nearly centered bewteen the bow and the word DOLLARS.