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

1861 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
7982
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,959
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$51,750 • NGC MS67 • 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 650 R-5.7 19 / 41 TIE 19 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 21 / 41 TIE 21 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 13 / 41 TIE 13 / 41 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

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

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
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.