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.
PCGS #
7972
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
50555
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
40
Pop Lower
1022
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census Learn More

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
MS66 PCGS grade #1 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