Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,663,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 0.8000g
ASW: 0.0193oz
Melt Value: $0.34 (9/17/2019)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1852 3CS MS obverse 1852 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The ongoing crisis with the hoarding of silver half dimes through dollars prompted a huge production of this denomination in 1852, its first full year of minting. As the only silver piece not worth more than its face value, the "trime" circulated freely and partially met the demand for small change.

This date is quite common in worn condition, and even gem Mint State pieces are plentiful enough to provide for advanced collections. The real challenge is to find an example having a fully struck shield, as this design typically is quite uneven.

Several repunched date varieties are known, the most desirable of these being the very rare one in which numeral 1 was punched over an inverted 2. Also quite popular is a bold doubled-die reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1852 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 44.00 47.00 60.00 100.00 155 170 190 200 220 230 275 315 515 905 1620 5000 24500 - -
$ 120 - 170 190 205 - 230 285 375 610 1180 2800 11000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1746
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1852 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base41333731231424821477055018628449319087201--1746
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--------------11-31---6
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Total41333731231424821477055018628549419090211--1752
 0 %1 %2 %4 %7 %1 %1 %0 %1 %3 %4 %0 %3 %11 %16 %28 %11 %5 %1 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/14/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1186, 1186/Lot# 1135 $681.25
9/19/2005 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1562 $1,265.00
7/28/2009 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29082, 29082/Lot# 22443 $126.50
9/6/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7480 $272.60
11/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7691 $440.63
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164851 $715.00
6/9/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20088 $141.00
8/10/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 816, 825/Lot# 29 $5,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10211118320123735140948951555158663166372586512001658225038177374882410198
1051351892132753704364985275636016426847729771353185527725003785792820
0000004364985275636016426847729771353185527725003785700
00000046250653957461665270481810881505205332956188834100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1200
Owner: RichH
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1200
Owner: Trime Time
 
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