1857-S THREE DOLLARS
PCGS No: 7977
Circulation strikes: 14,000
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (5.02 grams)
Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the wreath on the reverse
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PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).
The Great Lakes collection of Three-Dollar gold pieces. This is the finest known example by a full five points and the only Mint State
example graded by PCGS!
NGC AU-58. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
689, illustrated, not sold. It is worth noting that not a single
specimen of the 1857-S $3 issue was found aboard the wreck of the S.S.
Central America. Indeed, only three examples of the denomination
were recovered, all dated 1856-S.
PCGS AU-55. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot
272, illustrated, sold for $6,325.00 From RARCOA's 1970 ANA Sale, August 1970, Lot 1474
PCGS EF-45. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 828 sold
PCGS VF-25. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 97 sold for
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service