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1882 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8004
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
1,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS 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 1,000 R-5.0 26 / 41 TIE 26 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 30 / 41 30 / 41
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 225
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-6.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 41
65 or Better 16 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 26 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 41
65 or Better 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5396, $105,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2014:399, $94,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:651, $72,450

3 MS66+ 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 2/2016:3124, $29,375

4 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade

Jim Dixon Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5396, $105,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2014:399, $94,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:651, $72,450

#3 MS66+ 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 2/2016:3124, $29,375

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Jim Dixon Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Along with the 1879 and 1880, the 1882 is seen more often in choice condition than one might normally expect from the very low mintage. I am unaware of any hoards of this date as there were in the case of the 1879 and 1880, but for some reason there is a relatively large number of very choice specimens available. This date has also been widely counterfeited and, unfortunately, the fakes of this date are among the most deceptive that I have seen. All of the business strike 1882's that I have encountered have had an abnormality under the 2 in the date. It appears as though it might have been a 2 that was originally punched too high and for this reason it has often been called the "High 2" variety. A number of fully proof-like first strikes exist of this date. Of course, if a particular coin is the High 2 variety, it is not a proof, since as I indicated in my book on quarter eagles, it is my opinion that proofs and business strikes of gold coins were never struck from the same dies.