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: $0.36 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1860 3CS MS obverse 1860 3CS MS reverse

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There are no 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: 1/20/2015

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1860 3CS MS
Base $ 30.00 47.00 52.00 65.00 110 110 175 190 200 210 220 235 280 430 610 1600 3750 7500 - - -
$ 115 180 195 205 215 230 250 300 475 710 1850 - - -

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Total Graded: 327
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 427 $403.00
12/19/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas On Line Session #399, 399/Lot# 7162 $517.50
1/3/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 1947 $2,530.00
10/13/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 385 $212.75
6/23/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2877, 2877/Lot# 1170 $172.50
3/17/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7447 $230.00
1/12/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 148449 $66.00
12/24/2014 PCGS XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3514, 6083/Lot# 20062 $82.25

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