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

1872 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
7994
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$37,600 • PCGS MS65+ • 2-9-2016 • Stack's/Bowers
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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 60 R-8.4 14 / 41 TIE 14 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 41 TIE 1 / 41 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This date, although certainly scarce, ranks only 27th in rarity in our 238 catalogue auction survey among the 44 coins in this series according to the total number of appearances. As is the case with the 1871, most known specimens are relatively high grade and so the 1872 also ranks only 27th in rarity according to average grade. A number of extremely choice and fully proof-like first strike uncs exist, and they rank with the uncs of 1877 and 1879 as the most deceptive in the series. As was always the case, however, different dies were used for the proofs than were used for business strikes, and on the 1872, the position of the date is markedly different on proofs than it is on business strikes. Business strikes have the date higher in the field, almost centered between the word DOLLARS and the bow on the wreath. On the other hand, the date on the proofs is lower in the field and also a bit more to the right.