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1872 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7994, 8035

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,000
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 Proof-64.  Ex - Scanlon - Bass - offered by Jefferson Coin & Bullion, Inc.  in the October 9, 2000 issue of Coin World (PCGS #5776099)

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7203, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7196, not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50

PCGS MS-64.  Offered by Jefferson Coin & Bullion, Inc.  in the October 9, 2000 issue of Coin World (PCGS #6592927)

AU-55 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 285, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, July 7, 1971

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 853 @$1,035.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 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