Owner's Comments

Satiny cartwheel lustre,darker gold coloring around the devices on obverse and reverse.Honey gold coloring in the fields.This is one of the better struck 1856 $3.00's

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1856 is only moderately scarce as a date, but strictly uncirculated specimens are definitely rare, more so than those of 1855, a date that has received some acclaim in recent years as a rarity. Most specimens that I have seen are softly struck on the headdress and hair curls.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
26010
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
638
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 34 / 41 TIE 34 / 41 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 34 / 41 TIE 34 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 6 / 41 TIE 6 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 7/2005:10330, $31,050 - Hank Daughtry Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately in 8/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3094, $42,300 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2017:2166, $64,625

2 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 1/2012:10602, not sold - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13300, $35,250

3 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection