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1854 Three Dollar Gold NGC MS63 (CAC)

1854 Three Dollar Gold NGC MS63 (CAC)

The 1854 is the introductory year for the Three Dollar Series. Although the date has the highest mintage, finding a nice coin in Mint State is extremely tough. The 1854 is the only year with small letters in dollars. This gem example has gorgeous yellow-orange coloring and radiating luster.

NGC Cert #1925533002cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 139/104 Higher 148/166
CAC Population: 6 Higher: 15

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1854 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58

1854 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58

Although the date has the highest mintage, finding a nice example still proves tough. The 1854 is the only year with small letters in dollars. This Coin offered here has gorgeous yellow-orange coloring and radiating luster. The 1854 is the introductory year for the Three Dollar Series.

PCGS Cert #19804251

PCGS / NGC Population: 421/1136 Higher: 591/928
CAC Population/Higher: 21/38

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1854 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1854 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS65 (CAC)

The 1854 is the introductory year for the Three Dollar Series. Although the date has the highest mintage, finding a nice coin int Mint State is extremely tough, and a MS65 is quite a feat. The 1854 is the only year with small letters in dollars. This gem example has gorgeous yellow-orange coloring and radiating luster.

PCGS Cert #06636281cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 18/9 Higher 9/10

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1854 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS65 (CAC)

1854 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS65 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #25337872cac

PCGS Population: 21 Higher: 11
CAC Population/Higher: 8/0

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1854-D Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU55 (CAC)

1854-D Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU55 (CAC)

The grand-daddy of collectible $3 gold. The only year that the Dahlonega mint struck this denomination. The epitome of what is called “dirty gold”, this specimen, while slightly used, shows ample amounts of luster beneath its 150+ years of patina.

Most 1854-D $3 gold pieces exhibit some sort of “Numismatic Abuse”. That is they have been cleaned or “enhanced” (an oxymoron, as they never look as good as they did when they were original) in order to improve their appearance. And thus their perceived value. Today’s collector doesn’t fall for this fallacy anymore. They demand pristine, original pieces. Yet everyday coins are ruined in an attempt to foster profits by short-sighted individuals. We trust that future caretakers of this, and all other coins, will preserve the originality of them for generations to come.

PCGS Cert #15145317 cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 18/14 – 12 Higher

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1856 Three Dollar Gold NGC AU58 (CAC)

1856 Three Dollar Gold NGC AU58 (CAC)

The 1856 is relatively available as a date with a mintage of just over 26,000 and this is a very nice piece for the grade. Sharply defined devices float above the creamy orange-gold fields.

NGC Cert #2569117003cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 56/237 Higher: 133/154
CAC Population/Higher: 7/16

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1856 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS64

1856 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS64

The Three Dollar Gold coin was first issued in 1854 and proposed for the thought of purchasing rolls or small bags of 3c pieces and buying sheets of 3c stamps. The 1856 is relatively available as a date, but is really quite challenging in Mint State Condition. PCGS has only graded 3 coins higher while NGC not a single coin. Sharply impressed by the dies, with no weakness on Liberty’s curls or the wreath.

PCGS #06728158

PCGS / NGC Population: 33/23 – Higher 3/0

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1856 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS65+ (CAC)

1856 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS65+ (CAC)

The Three Dollar Gold coin was first issued in 1854 and proposed for the thought of purchasing rolls or small bags of 3c pieces and buying sheets of 3c stamps. The 1856 is relatively available as a date with a mintage of just over 26,000, but is really quite challenging in Mint State Condition and in this state of preservation, near impossible. This is the lone coin to receive this grade from PCGS and not a single coin finer. A superior piece with sharply defined devices that float above the creamy orange-gold fields.

PCGS Cert #25568799cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 1/0 Higher: 0/0
CAC Population: 1/0

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1857 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS62 (CAC)

1857 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS62 (CAC)

Despite its status as one of the more available issues for the denomination, fewer than 160 of the 20,891 coin have surfaced in uncirculated condition. This is a stunning example with gorgeous orange gold coloring. Slight die clashing is evident on both sides. A unique and desirable coin.

PCGS Cert #16791705 cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 21/35 – 20 Higher

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1859 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58 (CAC)

1859 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #19093842cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 42/173 Higher 92/110
CAC Population: 3 Higher: 2

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1859 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58 (CAC)

1859 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #19093842cac

PCGS Population: 53 Higher: 111
CAC Population/Higher: 8/12

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1860 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58 (CAC)

1860 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU58 (CAC)

The 1860 is scarce in all grades with a measly 7036 business strikes issued. Radiant luster reveals just a minute amount of surface abrasions, accounting for the grade. The design elements are sharply detailed with bright yellow-orange color that warms both sides. A very strong example for the grade.

PCGS Cert #26454315cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 35/80 Higher: 46/70
CAC Population/Higher: 6/2

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1860 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS62

1860 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS62

The 1860 is scarce in all Mint State grades with a measly 7036 business strikes issued. Yes, there are coins available in higher grades but just at the MS63 level, plan on paying a few thousand more. Radiant luster reveals just a minute amount of surface abrasions, accounting for the MS62 grade. The design elements are sharply detailed with bright yellow-orange color that electrifies both sides. A very strong example for the grade.

PCGS Cert #25524846

PCGS / NGC Population: 28/21 Higher: 31/22
CAC Population/ Higher: 0/2

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1860-S Three Dollar Gold NGC VF25 (CAC)

1860-S Three Dollar Gold NGC VF25 (CAC)

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NGC Cert #3037771002cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 6/5 – 116 Higher

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1865 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU53

1865 Three Dollar Gold PCGS AU53

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PCGS Cert #5731837

PCGS / NGC Population: 11/4 Higher: 36/49
CAC Population/Higher: 1/8

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1868 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS63

1868 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS63

A fantastic representative of James Longacre’s Princess “Broad Head” gold dollar design. The civil war had been over for three years, but gold was still recovering from hoarders of the war. Making this coin tough, to find in this condition or any uncirculated condition.. Out of the 10,500 coins minted, PCGS has only graded a total of 77 coins at the uncirculated level.

PCGS #06649970

PCGS / NGC Population: 21/6 – Higher 20/9

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1874 Three Dollar Gold PCGS PR65DCAM (CAC)

1874 Three Dollar Gold PCGS PR65DCAM (CAC)

Deeply reflective fields and intensely frosted devices, the eye appeal is unparalleled for the series, let alone the date. This date has a known mintage of only 20 pieces. Looking at the PCGS population report we find the following:

In regular proof, that is non cameo or DCAM, there is 1 PR 63, 8 in PR 64, and 3 in PR 65. Undoubtedly there are resubmissions in those figures.

In Cameo there is one PR 65 CAM. Which by the way will be on display next week in Sacramento during the ANA’s spring show, at PCGS’ table, as part of a complete set of proof $3 gold pieces.

In Deep Cameo there is this piece. The lone PR 65 DCAM.

While the 1874 in proof has long been recognized a rarity by students of the series, the large mintage and availability of circulation strikes gives the illusion that this should be a common date. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, when one looks at the official mintages for “documented” proofs dating from 1859-1889, it becomes clear just how rare this coin is. There are only four dates with “official” mintages of 20; the 1874, 1875, 1877, and the 1878. Even the highly prized 1873 open 3 has a higher production figure of 25, of which PCGS has designated two as PR 65 DCAM. And the last sale of an 1873 in PCGS PR 65 DCAM was two and a half years ago in auction for $212,750. Granted there are no circulation strikes for the 1875, and few business strike 1873′s , creating extreme pressure by date collectors of the series. But from a strict mintage and population view point one can see that the opportunity to acquire the finest known example of any coin with such a low mintage, is one that doesn’t come along often.

PCGS Cert #25599149cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 1/0 Higher 0/0
CAC Population: 1 Higher: 0

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1878 Three Dollar Gold NGC MS63 (CAC)

1878 Three Dollar Gold NGC MS63 (CAC)

Radiant luster reveal just a minute amount of surface abrasions, accounting for the MS63 grade. The perfect type coin in this grade. Numismatic legend/lore has it that these were struck to help facilitate the purchase of 1st class postage stamps (recently reduced from 5c to 3c). True researchers have yet to prove this theory correct or incorrect.

Interesting note: This year, 1878, had the highest mintage of the series. It was also the year the new Morgan dollar first appeared. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

NGC Cert #2521314001 cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 819/541

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1878 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS63 (CAC)

1878 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS63 (CAC)

Although the most available in the Three Dollar series, this meticulously struck and lustrous near-Gem has delightfully smooth surfaces. The thick mint frost has taken on a light layer of magenta-orange luminescence.
PCGS Cert #90027676cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 679/513

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1878 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS64

1878 Three Dollar Gold PCGS MS64

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PCGS Cert #06748057

PCGS / NGC Population: 699/521

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Contact Information

Numismatic Americana Incorporated
P.O. Box 608
Chester, NJ 07930

William Shamhart, Jr.
Phone: 1-908-962-1500
email: Bill@numismaticamericana.com

Notes on Our Next Show

FUN 60th Annual Convention

January 8-11, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

If you have items to SELL please stop by our table and we will be happy to discuss purchasing them

We will also have many items with us for you to view. If you are looking for anything in particular, or have an interest in anything on our website, please email or give us a call, prior to the show and we will make sure we bring this item for you to view.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

Show Schedule

FUN 60th Annual Convention
January 8-11, 2015
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL

National Money Show
March 5-7, 2015
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

Central States Numismatic Society
April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL

Colorado Springs Coin Show
June 25-28, 2015
Freedom Financial Services Expo Center
Colorado Springs, CO