Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
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: $0.39 (9/20/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1865 3CS PF obverse 1865 3CS PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is yet another rare proof issue that is even more rare as a currency coin. For many years this was thought to be a proof-only issue until the first verifiable MS coins surfaced. Gems are seldom seen, but Cameo pieces are available in limited numbers.

A very minor repunched date is known, and this may be just the earliest die state of a single proof obverse die on which the repunching was later polished away.

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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1865 3CS PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 300 329 356 390 540 780 1230 1780 3320 7480 14300 - -
$ - - - 330 360 390 430 590 860 1350 1960 3600 8100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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1/5/1998 NGC Proof 64   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1127 $572.25
12/4/2006 NGC Proof 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 645 $920.00
2/10/2008 PCGS Proof 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1876 $833.75
12/8/2011 PCGS Proof 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3202 $805.00
3/11/2012 NGC Details Proof Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 39928 $247.50
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1609 $1,529.85
1/8/2014 PCGS Proof 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3704 $1,997.50
6/27/2014 NGC Proof 66   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1241 $2,352.35


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216278354401445477500529551597764925123918252197398457471760831947
103136180236303369415455484509536566652817102914341949279245719700223870
00000041545548450953656665281710291434194927924571970000
000000430466492519543581708871113416292073338851591365400
1865 3CS PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111471942553234094615105465706046296808631039138120142414431961851923534868
1231622142773514264775225545816126467419211153159221473049494110535244460
000000477522554581612646741921115315922147304949411053500
000000493534562592620663802980126718032280368455631488500
1865 3CS PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062967270174176882810391240162923412786488869252202439874
16221427735144253058964368171475078889811061369186624893486556711958279740
0000005896436817147507888981106136918662489348655671195800
0000006096576917277598089681173149921032637418762461699100
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