Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.31 (3/31/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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Description & Analysis

The number of proof trimes sold in 1855 went unrecorded, but the book by Kevin Flynn and Winston Zack provides an estimate of 45-55 pieces, which seems reasonable. The number of survivors seems to be about half of that, and these are seldom offered.

Like the 1854 proofs, those of 1855 have a repunched date, with duplicate numerals 855. This die was subsequently used to strike currency coins, with less of the underlying date visible.

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Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1855 3CS PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/24/2020 1855 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1985----23
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Total--------------1985----23
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 3CS PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25612627269527642834290529783052312832053283336334963838428718436720809192783916671737130128
2583265027182787285829293003307731543231331034073610398842873469717784871924150023912010
000000300330773154323133103407361039884287346971778487192415002300
000000302731033179325733363452372441374287509476348882292036088000
1855 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2440250525702636270427732844291629893063313932163345367541115264647378088686364006669572700
2462252725922659272727972868294030143088316532593455382044955667691881011792446498686970
000000286829403014308831653259345538204495566769188101179244649800
000000289229653038311431903302356539664880607073638393271625659700
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