Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1854 Three Dollar Gold Piece, MS65
    First Year of the Denomination

    1854 $3 MS65 PCGS. CAC. Expectations for the three dollar gold piece were obviously high when they were first issued, as the mintage for this date totaled 138,600 coins, the highest mintage of any date during the entire series through 1889. In fact, this was the only date with a production that broke the 100,000-coin barrier. This date is the first year of issue and it is a single year design variant, with small letters in DOLLARS on the reverse. Beginning in 1855, and continuing through 1889, the letters were much larger. Numerous Mint State examples are known, including a few Gems like this example. It is sharply struck with frosty luster and brilliant yellow-gold surfaces. Only a few tiny abrasions are evident in the fields on each side. Population: 29 in 65 (3 in 65+), 11 finer. CAC: 12 in 65, 2 finer (2/18).
    From The Barry F. Smith Collection. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M3, PCGS# 7969)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The Barry F. Smith Collection ]

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 356

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2018 September 5 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Rock & Roll with Heritage into the 21st century of numismatics.
    J.P. ,
    Euclid, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $18,095,714
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,458,987
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $937,134