Owner's Comments

Prooflike and lustrous

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1855 has the fourth highest mintage amd also the fourth largest number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey of any date in the series. In recent years (PCGS CoinFacts editor's comment: remember this was written in 1976), this date has received considerable attention and comment as a "rarity" in uncirculated condition. Mint state examples are certainly rare but the three dollar gold piece series abounds with dates that are much more rare in unc.; the 1856 and 1857 are two unpublicized examples that come immediately to mind.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
50555
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
1002
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 38 / 41 38 / 41
All Grades 300 R-6.4 31 / 41 TIE 31 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 41 TIE 10 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3092

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade