Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,603,700
Catalog: KM-80
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.75grams
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.42 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 3CS MS obverse 1858 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1858 was the final year for this Type 2 design and also for Mint Director Snowden's practice of paying out silver coins for silver bullion. The Treasury Department put a stop to this activity and demanded that he follow the letter of the law by issuing fractional silver only in exchange for gold bullion.

The 1858 trime is the most often seen of the short-lived Type 2 series. Strike quality varies from poor to almost full, but clash marks remain a nearly constant distraction in finding a desirable specimen. Mint State pieces are scarce and gems quite rare.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1858 3CS MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 26.45 43.70 49.45 62.40 115 115 192 216 240 255 300 336 456 760 1310 3130 5330 16580 - - -
$ 129 215 240 275 285 330 370 500 840 1440 3400 5800 17900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 597
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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5/8/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1305, 1305/Lot# 1152 $250.70
2/23/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 5652 $2,530.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 56 $534.75
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3227 $1,092.50
12/8/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7531 $172.50
1/9/2012 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 652, 659/Lot# 1119 $322.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4273 $499.38
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169922 $96.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5067768512726235443747950754957564287411101817268533655466106621727619515
557079991722923814514885215575977199521345210629114065719812866180220
000000381451488521557597719952134521062911406571981286600
0000004094654975355666197961031158123953138476589301507100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 7737
Owner: Zakmar
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2685
Owner: Trime Time
 
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