Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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: $0.34 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 3CS PF obverse 1868 3CS PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proofs are fairly rare, but not so much as earlier dates before 1866. These coins were quite well made and will usually display full strikes, as on the piece illustrated.

Numerals 18-8 are very slightly repunched on most pieces, but this is of no great interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2013

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1868 3CS PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 290 318 438 500 610 830 1030 1530 2700 7740 - - -
$ - - - 320 350 480 550 670 910 1130 1680 2900 8400 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3455


Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2004 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 463 $425.50
9/29/2008 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 287, 293/Lot# 459 $874.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 479 $109.25
7/12/2012 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7525 $632.50
12/16/2012 NGC PF 67   Teletrade Auction 3399, 3399/Lot# 1596 $4,600.00
4/24/2013 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7475 $998.75
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164855 $1,433.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base94123163216278354401445477500529551597745865111017992124381755631691130678
10313618023630336941545548450953656664678594613391907268843999345215000
0000004154554845095365666467859461339190726884399934500
000000430466492519543581695825102815692015325249811312800
1868 3CS PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147194255323409461510546570604629680842974124019852335414159901849133514
1231622142773514264775225545816126467348861062148821012937475710157234980
000000477522554581612646734886106214882101293747571015700
000000493534562592620663788930115117362218353953731432400
1868 3CS PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14719425532340951057062967270174176882810151166147023082699469467132120238377
16221427735144253058964368171475078889010651267174924383364536711542269270
0000005896436817147507888901065126717492438336453671154200
0000006096576917277598089521115136820282568402960401637200
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Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 1985
Owner: docdave
 
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