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SERIES: Indian Princess $3 1854-1889
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1855 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
7972
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
50,555
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$40,250 • NGC MS66 • 4-1-2009 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 38 / 41 38 / 41
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 31 / 41 TIE 31 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 41 TIE 10 / 41 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3092

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection - Hanks & Associates, sold privately as an entire collection in 10/2005 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3092

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1855 has the fourth highest mintage amd also the fourth largest number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey of any date in the series. In recent years (PCGS CoinFacts editor's comment: remember this was written in 1976), this date has received considerable attention and comment as a "rarity" in uncirculated condition. Mint state examples are certainly rare but the three dollar gold piece series abounds with dates that are much more rare in unc.; the 1856 and 1857 are two unpublicized examples that come immediately to mind.