Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 460
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 (4/3/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1863 3CS PF obverse 1863 3CS PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Published mintage figures of 460 proofs probably represents net sales after melting of the remainder, and the original coinage may have been higher.

1863 proof trimes were well made, and the number of Cameo pieces is higher than for earlier date. The example illustrated is particularly sharp.

Walter Breen reported an overdate, but photos reveal that this die was simply repunched with the same 1863 logotype. Being a proof, there is little or no premium for this variety.

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Last Updated: 2/28/2020

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1863 3CS PF
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Base $ - - - - - 280 290 305 335 410 475 725 835 1120 1595 4700 8350 16500 - -
$ - - - - - - 525 790 1000 1400 2750 - - -
1863 3CS PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1850 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/31/2020 1863 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1732739161171--112
---------------1-11---3
----------------1-----1
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Total-----------1732740171281--116
 -----------1%6%3%23%34%15%10%7%1%-- 
1863 3CS PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------128671---25
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Total-------------128671---25
 -------------4%8%32%24%28%4%--- 
1863 3CS PF UC
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------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
 ------------------100%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 3CS PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6556787037297547818098358548829381010116315011697205127703875497865671893134325
6636867127377637908188418639019621061127615661815229131384243550810688240620
000000818841863901962106112761566181522913138424355081068800
000000826848873919986111213881632193325303507461060371481000
1863 3CS PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base71574176879482285188191094197210131072123115861789215629024044518169252168939274
72475077780383286189192095198610331125134916541911240532834423576211846275510
0000008919209519861033112513491654191124053283442357621184600
0000009009319629991052117814681721203426533663480263441676800
1863 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base611635657682707733758783802829882949111014211609194926433712478063241732331438
619642665690716741766789811847904100312141484172221802999406852959990220280
00000076678981184790410031214148417222180299940685295999000
000000775796820864927105613171546183624123356442458091365700
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