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1858 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7978, 8021

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,133
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 20.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight:  77.4 grains (5.02 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the wreath on the reverse

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  The Great Lakes collection of Three-Dollar gold pieces.  This is the finest known example by two points and the only MS-65 example graded by PCGS!

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 829, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 830, sold for $1,782.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65. 

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65. 

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"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