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

1870 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+
PCGS #:
7991
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,500
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$51,700 • PCGS MS65+ • 1-7-2015 • 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 800 R-5.4 25 / 41 25 / 41
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 14 / 41 TIE 14 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 41 1 / 41
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4257, $51,700

2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:685, $16,100

3 MS63+ PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4257, $51,700

2 MS64 PCGS grade  

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:685, $16,100

3 MS63+ PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): By three dollar gold piece standards, this date is only moderately scarce. However, as is the case with all the dates in the 1860's and 1870's except the 1874, 1878, and 1879, choice uncirculated specimens are very rare.