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U.S. $3 Gold Complete Set with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1854-1889)

Number of Required Items

80
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

65.158

The short-lived $3.00 gold piece was a solution in search of a problem – that is, how to facilitate the purchase of a sheet of one hundred 3¢ stamps; then the current rate for a letter. Despite the good intentions of the Congress, the public thought otherwise, and the $3.00 faced low public demand and limited mintage throughout its 35-year life. While Harry Bass nearly completed this set (with the exception of the Proof 1855-S) it is unlikely anyone ever will come that close again anytime soon, as the unique 1870-S remains in the Bass Foundation Collection.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Harry W. Bass 98.75% 63.72 R 63.85 61.94
2 D. L. Hansen. 63.75% 65.13 65.68 30.31

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 D. L. Hansen. 63.75% 65.13 65.68 30.31