Owner's Comments

Very well struck, darker orange coloring, heavily polished die-disappearing neck variety.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

In my opinion, the 1862 is the most underrated three dollar gold piece in choice uncirculated condition in the 1860's. The 1865 is more rare to be sure, but most collectors and dealers are well aware of its rarity. However, the 1862 has gone largely unnoticed, and in my experience the 1862 is much more rare in full mint state than the more highly regarded 1863. The diagonal field striations that are seen on many business strike 1861's are even more prominent on most regular issue 1862's.
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
5750
Weight
5.02 grams
Metal Content
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
8
Pop Lower
191
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 80 R-8.2 18 / 41 TIE 18 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE

Condition Census

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

Richard C. Jewell Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2005:625, $36,800 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Hank Daughtry Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately in 8/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3103, $39,950

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade