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1860 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7980, 8023

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,036
Proofs: 119

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-63.

Significant examples:
PCGS PR-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 833, sold for $15,525.00

PCGS MS-67 (illustrated above).  Ex - Great Lakes collection.

"Choice Brilliant Proof".  Stack's 12/2003:950, $6,900.00

Recent appearances:
MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 276, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  Purchased from Abner Kreisberg, April 14, 1972

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 834, sold for $1,322.00

EF/AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1527, sold for $977.50

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