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: $0.37 (5/22/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 2/26/2015

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1868 3CS PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 264
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/22/2001 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 5532 $776.25
7/2/2001 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1454, 1454/Lot# 1209 $463.25
3/23/2009 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 351, 357/Lot# 652 $805.00
1/31/2010 NGC PF 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 896 $604.00
2/15/2010 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 413 $805.00
9/7/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7289 $1,035.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1175/Lot# 3352 $1,880.00
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164855 $1,433.30
8/5/2014 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7233 $998.75
12/14/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131451/Lot# 27420 $305.50


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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