Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,663,500
Catalog: KM-75
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 0.80grams
ASW: 0.0193oz
Melt Value: $0.33 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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Description & Analysis

The ongoing crisis with the hoarding of silver half dimes through dollars prompted a huge production of this denomination in 1852, its first full year of minting. As the only silver piece not worth more than its face value, the "trime" circulated freely and partially met the demand for small change.

This date is quite common in worn condition, and even gem Mint State pieces are plentiful enough to provide for advanced collections. The real challenge is to find an example having a fully struck shield, as this design typically is quite uneven.

Several repunched date varieties are known, the most desirable of these being the very rare one in which numeral 1 was punched over an inverted 2. Also quite popular is a bold doubled-die reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1852 3CS MS
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Base $ 26.45 43.70 48.30 56.40 74.40 74.40 144 150 162 175 198 210 240 319 525 880 1400 5200 24060 - -
$ 83.00 161 168 181 195 220 230 260 350 580 970 1540 5600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1563
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/26/2014 MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 566
10/27/2014 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 27 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection II US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1214/Lot# 98112
11/2/2014 F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10078
11/10/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3164
11/10/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7276


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7/10/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0857, 857/Lot# 1159 $681.25
1/9/2002 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 5748 $506.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 302 $282.90
9/19/2005 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1562 $1,265.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 382 $2,645.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 1323 $891.25
1/3/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 238 $632.50
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 211095 $175.00


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