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1884 $3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8006
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.02 grams
Mintage:
1,000
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 250 R-6.6 4 / 41 4 / 41
60 or Better 140 R-7.6 23 / 41 TIE 23 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 250
60 or Better 140
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 41
60 or Better 23 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 41 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 41
60 or Better 23 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #8006 (MS)     66
1 MS66 estimated grade

American Princess Collection of $3 Gold - Heritage 4/2009:2696, $46,000

1 MS66 estimated grade
1 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

PCGS #8006 (MS)     66 #1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

American Princess Collection of $3 Gold - Heritage 4/2009:2696, $46,000

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade
#6 MS65+ PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In terms of total population, the 1884 $3 is the rarest of all the dates in the 1880's. However, it is not the most difficult to obtain in Mint State -- that distinction belongs to the 1881. The 1884 appears most often in MS63, but there are a fair number of MS64's and a few Gems, as well. Top examples include two PCGS MS66's (one from the Great Lakes Collection and another from the South Texas Collection) and some NGC MS67's.

The 1884 $3 is an extremely popular date because of its very small mintage.

David Akers (1975/88): This is another very low mintage date and is the second most underrated business strike three dollar gold piece of the 1880's. (In my opinion, the 1886 is the most underrated.) In our survey of 238 catalogues, this date ranked 8th in rarity according to number of appearances although it did rate next to last according to rarity by average grade. As with the 1880 and several other dates as well, this is because virtually every known 1884 is uncirculated or very nearly so. However, although most specimens are uncirculated, very few of them are really choice, and strict MS-65 specimens have been known to command large premiums.