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1879 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8001
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
3,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 2,250 R-4.5 36 / 41 TIE 36 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 36 / 41 36 / 41
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 28 / 41 28 / 41
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,250
60 or Better 650
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 36 / 41
65 or Better 28 / 41
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 36 / 41
65 or Better 28 / 41

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 10/2005:7537, $59,800

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3217, $19,975

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 10/2005:7537, $59,800

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3217, $19,975

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Despite its low mintage, the 1879 is actually one of the most common date in the entire series in choice condition. This is due to the fact that it was hoarded to some extent, by John Beck among others. Uncirculated specimens of this date generally have a beautiful, rich, reddish-gold color, and although fully frosty specimens are occasionally seen, the typical 1879 is either partially proof-like or has full proof-like surfaces.