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Obverse of 1871 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1871 Three Dollars


1871 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7993, 8034

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,300
Proofs: 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:
Ex - Great Lakes collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 101 Not sold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3648, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 852 sold for $1,150.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 205, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66. 

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

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.

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