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Obverse of 1880 Three Dollars     Reverse of 1880 Three Dollars


1880 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 8002, 8044, 88044, 98044

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,000
Proofs: 36

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 (illustrated above).

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.   Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 797, sold for $10,350.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 104, plated, sold for $18,400.00  Ex Harmer Rooke's sale of November 16, 1969, lot 495

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3655, sold for $6,900.00

MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2173, sold for $3,200 "to the book"

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8920, plated, sold for $8,050.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3656, sold for $5,750.00

MS-62 Lightly Cleaned.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7104, illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7199, illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1339, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 864, sold for $2,415.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1714, plated, sold for $3,737.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's. 

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

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

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-66'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