Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 286,000
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: $0.32 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1860 3CS MS obverse 1860 3CS MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue is somewhat a replay of the 1859 edition, though with a greater tendancy toward incomplete striking. The example illustrated is a case in point, as its centers are very mushy, and only a couple of the reverse stars are complete.

Circulated examples are fairly common. Mint State coins are scarce, with gems being quite rare.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2015

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1860 3CS MS
Base $ 30.00 47.00 52.00 65.00 110 175 190 200 210 235 280 430 610 1600 3900 7500 - - -
$ 115 - 195 205 215 250 300 475 710 1850 4550 - -

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Total Graded: 330
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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11/2/1998 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1101, 1101/Lot# 1228 $152.60
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 427 $403.00
10/13/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 385 $212.75
11/15/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33014 $3,055.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169450 $96.80
6/16/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20131 $173.90
7/11/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20078 $173.90
7/25/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22068 $176.25

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