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Obverse of 1868 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1868 Three Dollars


1868 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7989, 8031

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,850
Proofs: 25

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 MS-67 (illustrated above).  Ex - Great Lakes collection.  Finest known!

Recent appearances:
MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 847 @$8,050.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2168 @ $6,900.00 "to the book"

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 204, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3645, sold for $5,175.00

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 848 @$2,185.00

ANACS Net AU-50, AU Details, cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8908, not plated, unsold

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 849 @$977.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 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