1855 $3 MS63 Certification #21485013, PCGS #7972
Prooflike and lustrous
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.
James Barton Longacre
90% Gold, 10% Copper
The United States of America