Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 460
Catalog: KM-88
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.35 (12/18/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1863 3CS PF obverse 1863 3CS PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Published mintage figures of 460 proofs probably represents net sales after melting of the remainder, and the original coinage may have been higher.

1863 proof trimes were well made, and the number of Cameo pieces is higher than for earlier date. The example illustrated is particularly sharp.

Walter Breen reported an overdate, but photos reveal that this die was simply repunched with the same 1863 logotype. Being a proof, there is little or no premium for this variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1863 3CS PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 276 290 305 334 375 475 720 880 980 1910 3060 6830 13650 - -
$ - 300 320 340 370 410 520 790 970 1080 2100 3300 7400 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 130
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 208 $2,070.00
5/30/2010 PCGS PF 63   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1229 $2,340.00
6/12/2011 PCGS PF 61   Teletrade Auction 3082, 3082/Lot# 1192 $632.50
7/7/2011 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3233 $805.00
10/13/2011 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(1), 1160/Lot# 3302 $4,600.00
11/1/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7285 $705.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1201/Lot# 3700 $2,350.00
10/19/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 58 $4,950.00
10/30/2014 PCGS PF 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4016 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216278354401445477500529551597764908112417072197398457471732331438
10313618023630336941545548450953656665281298013181870279245719605220280
0000004154554845095365666528129801318187027924571960500
000000430466492519543581708860105215122033338851591346400
1863 3CS PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111471942553234094615105465706046296808631021125618862414431961851893134325
1231622142773514264775225545816126467419151099146620623049494110433240620
000000477522554581612646741915109914662062304949411043300
000000493534562592620663802968117716762238368455631468200
1863 3CS PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062967270174176882810391219148721972786488869252168939274
16221427735144253058964368171475078889810991308172323933486556711846275500
0000005896436817147507888981099130817232393348655671184600
0000006096576917277598089681159139719602589418762461676700
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