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

1877 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
7999
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,468
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$80,500 • PCGS MS64 • 6-1-2011 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 200 R-7.0 3 / 41 3 / 41
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 7 / 41 TIE 7 / 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 MS64+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 estimated grade  
3 MS62 estimated grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1877 is comparable in overall rarity to the 1865, which has a slightly lower mintage, and it is decidedly more rare than the lower mintage 1871. It is not, however, nearly as rare as the 1865 in choice condition. Overall, the 1877 ranks 9th in terms of total number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey, but only 20th in terms of rarity according to average grade.

Proofs are readily distinguishable from business strikes by the location of the date. The date on the proofs is low in the field with the first 7 being just above the bow. On the business strikes, the date is higher in the field and is nearly centered bewteen the bow and the word DOLLARS.