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: $0.35 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 3CS MS obverse 1860 3CS MS reverse


  
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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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Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1860 3CS MS
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Base $ 29.90 46.00 51.75 62.40 101 101 162 168 180 198 210 228 270 419 630 1590 3150 7150 - - -
$ 113 181 188 202 220 230 250 300 460 690 1750 3400 7700 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 326
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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3/25/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0826, 826/Lot# 230 $283.40
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 427 $403.00
3/21/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 145 $394.45
6/9/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23026 $117.50
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
12/1/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131350/Lot# 22561 $211.50
1/12/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 148449 $66.00
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5401 $199.75


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