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.
PCGS #
7982
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.02 grams
Mintage
5959
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
250
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 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
65 or Better 650
All Grades 100
60 or Better 8
65 or Better R-5.7
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better 19 / 41 TIE
All Grades 21 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 41 TIE
All Grades 21 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 41 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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
 
	PCGS #7982 (MS) 66+ 
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 estimated grade
MS65 PCGS grade #3 MS65 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade