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1864 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7985, 8027, 88027, 98027

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,630
Proofs: 50

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-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Great Lakes collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7575, illustrated, sold for $6,221.50

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 281, illustrated, sold for $3,450.00  From Bowers & Merena of the Austin Collection, June 1974, Lot 1015

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2301, "Repunched 18" at $948.75

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 841 at $1,495.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 842 at $1,092.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is the single MS-66 illustrated above. 

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

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

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