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$3 Gold Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1854-1889)

Number of Required Items

34
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

66.185
The $3 gold piece was first issued in 1854, and the series lasted until 1889. While several dates were hoarded to a limited extent, most $3 gold issues are rare in any mint state grade, let alone in MS65 or better. With a $2.50 gold coin being minted, usage of the $3 was limited, and it was never popular with the pubic. A Date Set of $3s is surprisingly tough, due largely to the fact that most mintages after 1857 were quite low (typically under 5,000 pieces per year) and that branch mint issues also ended after 1860. The toughest dates will be the 1877 followed by the 1858 and 1873.

All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 65.63 65.63
2 Harry W. Bass 100.00% R 64.17 64.08
3 South Texas Collection $3.00 Gold 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 63.53 63.53
4 Hansin Collection $3 Gold Date Set 1854/89 94.12% 58.85 56.67
5 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 56.56 56.56

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 D.L. Hansen Collection 100.00% 65.63 65.63
2 South Texas Collection $3.00 Gold 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 63.53 63.53
3 Hansin Collection $3 Gold Date Set 1854/89 94.12% 58.85 56.67
4 Mountain Gold 2013 97.06% 49.46 47.17
5 joshnoga 67.65% 47.21 33.22
6 Gold7272 11.76% 57.39 07.44
7 The ABC Collection 14.71% 57.88 04.29