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Obverse of 1862 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1862 Three Dollars


1862 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7983, 8025

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,750
Proofs: 35

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

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Significant examples:
PCGS MS-64 (illustrated above).  Ex - Great Lakes collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1331, illustrated, sold for $6,210.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3641, sold for $13,800.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 279, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00  Purchased from Superior, March 1978

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 838 at $1,035.00

PCGS VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2300 at $948.75

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.

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