$3 Gold with Major Varieties and 1855-S, Proof (1854-1889)

Number of
Required Items
39
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
68.601

Rare! That’s a word that describes the $3 gold series in proof. There’s the possibly unique 1855-S that is graded and authenticated by PCGS. There’s the extremely rare 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857 1858...the highest population of any of these coins is four, and that includes all proof grades! The $3 gold series in proof is rarely collected, due to the price. But what a set it is! Even the most common coin in the series (did we say “common?”) has a population of only 48 coins in Proof 65 or better.

Notes: This set has bonuses. Please see the Set Composition for a listing.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete % DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Harry W. Bass 97.44% 0.00% 65.86 R 65.94 62.51
2 TomBender 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 94.87% 51.35% 66.32 66.87 62.10
3 Garrett Collection 92.31% 5.56% 64.50 R 64.60 56.63
4 Louis Eliasberg 87.18% 0.00% 65.07 R 65.14 52.87
5 Smithsonian National Numismatic Collection 87.18% 64.71% 65.50 R 65.50 51.47

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete % DCAM GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 TomBender 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 94.87% 51.35% 66.32 66.87 62.10
2 D. L. Hansen. 51.28% 35.00% 64.32 64.44 28.04
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