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

1885 $3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
8007
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.02 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
801
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$44,650 • PCGS MS66+ • 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 550 R-5.9 15 / 41 TIE 15 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 25 / 41 TIE 25 / 41 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 23 / 41 23 / 41
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Peach Set Collection - Superior 2/2005:3405, $??? - Simpson Collection

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

Peach Set Collection - Superior 2/2005:3405, $??? - Simpson Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
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): The 1885 is the second lowest mintage of any regularly issued three dollar gold piece and, therefore, it has been touted by some as a great rarity. It is certainly very scarce, but there are many other dates in the series that are substantially more rare, particularly in choice condition. Both the 1884 and 1886 are considerably more difficult to obtain in choice condition and yet because their mintages are more than 1,000 (actually only a couple hundred pieces more than the 1885) they have not been as highly regarded over the years as this date.