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

1879 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
8001
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$59,800 • PCGS MS67 • 10-27-2005 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,250 R-4.5 36 / 41 TIE 36 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 36 / 41 36 / 41
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 28 / 41 28 / 41
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena 10/2005:7537, $59,800

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3217, $19,975

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena 10/2005:7537, $59,800

2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Great Lakes Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3217, $19,975

3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Despite its low mintage, the 1879 is actually one of the most common date in the entire series in choice condition. This is due to the fact that it was hoarded to some extent, by John Beck among others. Uncirculated specimens of this date generally have a beautiful, rich, reddish-gold color, and although fully frosty specimens are occasionally seen, the typical 1879 is either partially proof-like or has full proof-like surfaces.