Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 720,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 0.8000g
ASW: 0.0193oz
Melt Value: $0.29 (4/6/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1851 O 3CS MS obverse 1851 O 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The coining of silver three-cent pieces was an odd move that was never repeated after this first year of production. Only 720,000 were issued, and the 1851-O is moderately scarce in all grades. Gems are rare, and most examples are weakly struck at both the borders and the centers.

Seven die pairs were sent to the New Orleans Mint for this issue, and one reverse displays a very minor repunched mintmark that attracts little collector interest.

Irrespective of varieties, the 1851-O "trime" is popular for its novelty value as the only branch mint issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2019

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1851 O 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 60.00 90.00 160 220 290 325 400 485 540 565 780 995 1880 3200 6500 17000 - - -
$ 235 - 340 400 485 - 575 820 1250 2300 4500 9000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 481
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/31/2020 1851 O 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--49271410953139319637610846132---478
----------------1-----1
---------------1------1
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Total--49271410953139319637610947132---480
 --1%2%6%3%2%2%1%6%8%1%4%13%16%23%10%3%0%--- 
1851 O 3CS MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------111-----3
----------------1-----1
---------------1------1
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Total--------------122-----5
 --------------20%40%40%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 O 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14315521226238163168475481190810211081111714211583236833454565640089801037111916
1471742293024646497077738439461041109312181475184526943752517772609444108860
000000707773843946104110931218147518452694375251777260944400
000000731792876983106111051320152921063019415857888120990700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2368
Owner: Justin Credible Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2368
Owner: Trime Time
 
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