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Obverse of 1865 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1865 Three Dollars


1865 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7986, 8028, 98028

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,140
Proofs: estimated 30

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:
Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1529, sold for $5,750.00

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3642, sold for $5,060.00

AU-50.  Ex - Superior Galleries sale, June 2-3, 1986, Lot 1861 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 843, sold for $4,830.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 844, sold for $3,680.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's, with no underlying 65's.

The finest Proof "Original" examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-65's
.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof "Restrike" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63!

Varieties:
Original - horizontal date
Restrike - date slants up to the right (this was struck much later than 1865 using an obverse die of 1872!) 

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