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

1882 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
8004
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,500
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$105,750 • PCGS MS67 • 1-8-2014 • 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 1,000 R-5.0 26 / 41 TIE 26 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 30 / 41 30 / 41
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 16 / 41 TIE 16 / 41 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/9/2014:5396, $105,750 - Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Simpson Collection - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:399, $94,000

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

David & Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/9/2014:5396, $105,750 - Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Simpson Collection - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:399, $94,000

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
6 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Along with the 1879 and 1880, the 1882 is seen more often in choice condition than one might normally expect from the very low mintage. I am unaware of any hoards of this date as there were in the case of the 1879 and 1880, but for some reason there is a relatively large number of very choice specimens available. This date has also been widely counterfeited and, unfortunately, the fakes of this date are among the most deceptive that I have seen. All of the business strike 1882's that I have encountered have had an abnormality under the 2 in the date. It appears as though it might have been a 2 that was originally punched too high and for this reason it has often been called the "High 2" variety. A number of fully proof-like first strikes exist of this date. Of course, if a particular coin is the High 2 variety, it is not a proof, since as I indicated in my book on quarter eagles, it is my opinion that proofs and business strikes of gold coins were never struck from the same dies.