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: $0.53 (9/29/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1857 3CS PF obverse 1857 3CS PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The popularity of coin collecting in the United States grew rapidly during the second half of the 1850s, and this was certainly aided by the publication of books addressing the topic of USA coinage around this same time.

Thus, sales of 1857 proof trimes rose to 100-110 pieces by the estimate of Flynn and Zack. Far fewer than these figures have been certified by NGC, with Cameo examples proving to be extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1857 3CS PF
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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/29/2020 1857 3CS PF
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Total-------------14101442---35
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1857 3CS PF CA
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 3CS PF CA
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Base19802035209121492207226623272389245225162582264827993270351839846308727690073502564211116564
1998205421102168222722862348241024732538260426982956335336734759663178531768044754816620
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000000236824312495256026262749311334353829553369538430263525448200
1857 3CS PF UC
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1857 3CS PF
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Base1881193419892043210021572215227423352397246125252671312633653817607270148428324815957065098
1899195220072062211921762235229423562418248225742823320635164569638674851644641511614130
000000223522942356241824822574282332063516456963867485164464151100
000000225423152376244025042622297432853666532067007957244635054000
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