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1876 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS No: 8040, 98040

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: estimated 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

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 64, Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1709, plated, unsold   Of the paltry total mintage of only 45 pieces, it is not unreasonable to assert that perhaps 30 or so specimens have managed to survive.  According to Breen, 'at least 7 or 8' of these survivors are impaired in some way

Proof-40.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 794, sold for $8,050.00

Impaired Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1710, plated, unsold

Notes:
The finest proof examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-65's.

The finest Deep Cameo proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66. 

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