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THREE DOLLARS (1854-1889)

        

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Below is a complete listing of all the date and mintmark combinations that appear in the Three Dollar Gold Piece series.  Click on any date to learn more.

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1854

138,618

est. 10

 

1854-D

1,120

0

 

1854-O

24,000

0

 

1855

50,555

est. 10

 

1855-S

6,600

est. 2

 

1856

26,010

est. 10

 

1856-S

34,500

0

Small and medium S varieties exist.

1857

20,891

est. 10

 

1857-S

14,000

0

 

1858

2,133

est. 10

 

1859

15,558

80

 

1860

7,036

119

 

1860-S

4,408

0

7,000 were minted, but 2,592 were melted by the Mint.

1861

5,959

113

 

1862

5,750

35

 

1863

5,000

39

 

1864

2,630

50

 

1865

1,140

est. 30

Rare Restrikes exist of the Proofs.

1866

4,000

30

 

1867

2,600

50

 

1868

4,850

25

Varieties show traces of overdating.

1869

2,500

25

Varieties show traces of overdating.

1870

3,500

35

 

1870-S

2?

0

Only one example has ever appeared on the market - it sold for $687,500 in 1982.

1871

1,300

30

 

1872

2,000

30

 

1873

est. 100

est. 40

Open and Closed 3 varieties.

1874

41,800

20

 

1875

0

20

Only Proofs were struck this year.

1876

0

est. 50

Only Proofs were struck this year.

1877

1,468

20

 

1878

82,304

20

Varieties show traces of overdating.

1879

3,000

30

 

1880

1,000

36

 

1881

500

est. 60

 

1882

1,500

76

 

1883

900

89

 

1884

1,000

106

 

1885

801

109

 

1886

1,000

142

 

1887

6,000

160

 

1888

5,000

291

 

1889

2,300

129

  
 
 

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