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Obverse of 1867 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1867 Three Dollars


1867 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7988, 8030, 88030

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,600
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:
NGC Proof-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3644, sold for $5,060.00

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Great Lakes collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 100 sold for $9,200.00

EF/AU.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1531 sold for $1,150.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 846 sold for $1,495.00

About EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1530 sold for $690.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67. 

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

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-64'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