Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,000
Catalog: KM-88
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.75grams
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.45 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 3CS PF obverse 1861 3CS PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As in 1860 the Philadelphia Mint struck 1,000 silver proof sets in anticipation of whatever orders would be received during the course of the year. This proved highly optimistic, and some 600 sets were later melted. This is another date that is rare in gem condition and with Cameo contrast. The slender rim of this coin type offered little protection from high point abrasion, which is often seen on the shield and the ribs of the obverse star.

A repunched date variety is reported for 1861, but the photos are more suggestive of simple strike doubling.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1861 3CS PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 294 344 390 480 660 1090 1690 2930 7610 17000 - -
$ - - - - 320 380 430 530 730 1200 1860 3200 8200 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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4/2/1993 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 104 $4,620.00
6/27/2005 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 313 $609.50
2/2/2012 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3225 $16,100.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8821 $411.25
5/20/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 1166 $875.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1606 $11,162.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216278354401445477500529551597764958110320482464420259221845533516
1031361802363033694154554845095365666528281006141821863043477510099234750
000000415455484509536566652828100614182186304347751009900
000000430466492519543581708893105417332325362253481427700
1861 3CS PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111471942553234094615105465706046296808631075123322542699455063702013836542
1231622142773514264775225545816126467419331127157324023316515610959256060
000000477522554581612646741933112715732402331651561095900
0000004935345625926206638021004118019132550393357631554800
1861 3CS PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062967270174176882810391281146126083103514171262302341721
16221427735144253058964368171475078889811191341184327733782580212425292550
0000005896436817147507888981119134118432773378258021242500
0000006096576917277598089681200140122252938446164641772400
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Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1233
Owner: bmorgen1
 
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