Owner's Comments

Semi prooflike light yellow gold coloring.Good strike.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1861, like all the three dollar gold pieces of the 1860's, is very scarce in all grades and rare in full mint state. Business strikes usually have prominent diagonal striations in the fields.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5959
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
249
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 650 R-5.7 19 / 41 TIE 19 / 41 TIE
All Grades 100 R-8.0 21 / 41 TIE 21 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 13 / 41 TIE 13 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #7982 (MS) 66+

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade