Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 343,000
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 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1862 3CS MS obverse 1862 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A good many of the 1862 trimes failed to circulate when new, as the suspension of specie payment by banks and the Treasury prompted the hoarding of all gold and silver coins in 1862. This has been a blessing for collectors, as this date is the most common Type 3 survivor in Mint State. As most pieces are reasonably well struck, it is also a good choice for type collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2015

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1862 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 47.00 52.00 65.00 110 185 200 210 220 240 285 430 600 1100 1975 4600 - - -
$ 120 - 205 215 225 250 315 475 675 1280 2300 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1117
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/21/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0938, 938/Lot# 1155 $152.60
9/4/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 280, 286/Lot# 5704 $230.00
11/29/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7703 $246.75
1/27/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 91906 $440.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7223 $475.88
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164850 $1,377.80
6/23/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20097 $62.28
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1255 $833.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1711862232302583304235755976206639151247134513951531164418863057538585099847
17619822523928236147358260463474710251279136114401568172422763833642689550
00000047358260463474710251279136114401568172422763833642600
00000052458961264883111361312137814851606180526664609746700
1862 3CS MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10213520922727242350263166368470572575482010951345188626143817443100
11316021524232244954564267069171273577691211781525212930154022443100
00000054564267069171273577691211781525212930154022443100
000000588652677698718744798100312621706237134164226443100
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Grade: MS 67 PL
Points: 4022
Owner: physicsfan3.14
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1644
Owner: BODIN
 
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