Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
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: $0.44 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 3CS PF obverse 1871 3CS PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the 960 proofs coined, it's likely that at least some were later destroyed as unsold. The true net mintage will probably never be known.

This is another issue that has a very low mintage of currency strikes, as well. The proofs, while more available overall, are still quite scarce. As may be seen from the photos, even proofs are not always fully struck. This coin is indistinct at the bow and its knot.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1871 3CS PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 240 240 255 270 285 330 388 438 540 810 1090 1560 2340 7220 - - -
$ 260 280 300 310 360 430 480 590 890 1200 1720 2570 7800 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 216
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/9/2014 PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3223
8/9/2014 PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7236


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/31/1993 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 5997 $5,390.00
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1491 $1,150.00
10/17/2005 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #58, 63/Lot# 240 $862.50
6/3/2007 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2375, 2375/Lot# 1117 $1,092.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1028 $1,116.25
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7273 $440.63
6/4/2014 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7467 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216278354401445477500529551597764908120617992124381755631707530964
103136180236303369415455484509536566652812100714031907268843999400217040
00000041545548450953656665281210071403190726884399940000
000000430466492519543581708860110616012015325249811323700
1871 3CS PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111471942553234094615105465706046296808631021134519852335414159901866633819
1231622142773514264775225545816126467419151129155821012937475710215237170
000000477522554581612646741915112915582101293747571021500
000000493534562592620663802968123717712218353953731444000
1871 3CS PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062967270174176882810391219158923082699469467132139638715
16221427735144253058964368171475078889810991342182824383364536711607271690
0000005896436817147507888981099134218282438336453671160700
0000006096576917277598089681159146520682568402960401650100
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Grade: PF 65
Points: 1707
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 1707
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
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