Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,603,700
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.49 (11/27/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1858 3CS MS obverse 1858 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1858 was the final year for this Type 2 design and also for Mint Director Snowden's practice of paying out silver coins for silver bullion. The Treasury Department put a stop to this activity and demanded that he follow the letter of the law by issuing fractional silver only in exchange for gold bullion.

The 1858 trime is the most often seen of the short-lived Type 2 series. Strike quality varies from poor to almost full, but clash marks remain a nearly constant distraction in finding a desirable specimen. Mint State pieces are scarce and gems quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/19/2020

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1858 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 65.00 70.00 90.00 145 220 235 260 285 320 365 495 825 1500 2600 5350 21500 - - -
$ 160 - 245 270 290 - 395 535 1025 1700 3350 6000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 669
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1858 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1865303091528601147194169451415---669
----------1------14---6
--------------1--2----3
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Total--1865303091528611147195169451719---678
 --0%1%10%4%4%1%2%4%9%0%2%10%14%25%7%3%3%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102111183201255477563653684735774847925110315582161305739357014106621727619515
105135189219329506593663701748798873984125517592460335049618230128671802220491
0000005936637017487988739841255175924603350496182301286700
00000062367471876182389910441406196027583642598894461507100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3935
Owner: Ben McQuaide
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3057
Owner: JTO
 
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