Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 343,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.32 (3/28/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1862 3CS MS obverse 1862 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A good many of the 1862 trimes failed to circulate when new, as the suspension of specie payment by banks and the Treasury prompted the hoarding of all gold and silver coins in 1862. This has been a blessing for collectors, as this date is the most common Type 3 survivor in Mint State. As most pieces are reasonably well struck, it is also a good choice for type collectors.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2019

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1862 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 45.00 50.00 55.00 75.00 115 180 190 210 220 230 240 285 430 585 1100 2300 4600 - - -
$ 120 - 205 215 225 - 250 315 475 675 1280 2300 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1172
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 3/24/2020 1862 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---11181214113969450114173296216124251--1168
-----------------521--8
---------------3-51---9
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Total---11181214113969450114173299216134282--1185
 ---0%1%1%1%1%1%3%6%0%4%10%15%25%18%11%2%0%-- 
1862 3CS MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------21-1----4
---------------1--1---2
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-----------------------
Total--------------22-11---6
 --------------33%33%-17%17%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 3CS MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10213520922727242350263166368470572575482010951345188626143817443100
11316021524232244954564267069171273577691211781525212930154022443100
00000054564267069171273577691211781525212930154022443100
000000588652677698718744798100312621706237134164226443100
1862 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11112319020925539548958662064266368470579310361271179924483675510585099847
11514519622430242652159762764967069173487411141447201528574152624089550
00000052159762764967069173487411141447201528574152624000
00000055460963565667769876495511931623223232664628737400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1799
Owner: BODIN
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1271
Owner: Mr. Thompson
 
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