Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 497,000
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: $0.43 (4/19/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1861 3CS MS obverse 1861 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of trimes rose sharply in 1861, as uncertainty over the outcome of the Civil War and the value of the new federal paper money prompted some hoarding. This date is more common across all grades than other Type 3 trimes, though its values are comparable to those of several issues, since few collect this series by date.

The typical Mint State 1861 trime is also well struck and quite lustrous, and this had made it a good choice for type collectors. A minor repunched date variety is known, but only the most dedicated specialists seek it.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1861 3CS MS
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Base $ 28.75 44.85 52.90 66.00 102 102 162 174 192 205 210 228 282 413 600 1130 1560 3840 12160 - -
$ 114 181 195 215 220 230 250 310 450 660 1240 1720 4100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 770
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8554


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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 82 $356.50
7/4/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2882, 2882/Lot# 1326 $218.50
12/23/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/23/2012, 54/Lot# 91119 $122.10
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14241 $364.25
4/21/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131318/Lot# 28808 $202.10
8/8/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3284 $1,057.50
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 7 $375.00


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