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1882 THREE DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 8004, 8046, 88046, 98046

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,500
Proofs: 76

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Ex - Great Lakes collection.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof Cameo-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, Lot 3662, sold for $19,550.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3663, sold for $8,625.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, Lot 3664, sold for $20,700.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 290, "1882 Over High 2", illustrated, sold for $7,475.00  From Stack's sale of the Bartle Collection, October 1984, Lot 1012

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1093, plated, sold for $2,530.00

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 866, sold for $1,495.00

AU-55, Rim nick.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5678, not illustrated, sold for $1,782.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 110, sold for $1,610.00

Choice EF.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1094, not plated, sold for $1,092.50

Sharpness of VF-20 Cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3997, not illustrated, sold for $546.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's. 

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

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

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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