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: $0.37 (1/30/2015)
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: 1/20/2015

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1862 3CS MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 47.00 52.00 65.00 110 110 185 200 210 220 230 240 285 430 600 1100 2050 4500 - - -
$ 120 190 205 215 225 235 250 315 475 675 1280 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1125
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 430 $299.00
3/12/2007 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2339, 2339/Lot# 1173 $201.60
5/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3265 $2,070.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3132 $3,818.75
4/28/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 749, 758/Lot# 782 $440.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194788 $577.50
5/25/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22111 $152.75
7/4/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21097 $57.58


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1711862232302583304235755976206639151247134513951531164418863057538585099847
17619822523928236147358260463474710251279136114401568172422763833642689550
00000047358260463474710251279136114401568172422763833642600
00000052458961264883111361312137814851606180526664609746700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1644
Owner: BODIN
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1531
Owner: Mr. Thompson
 
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