Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.54 (9/21/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1864 3CS MS obverse 1864 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue was a replay of 1863's coinage, with the exception that its mintage was little more than half that of the previous year. So rare are Mint State currency pieces of this date that for many years coin books and albums listed this as a proof-only date.

Most MS survivors are indeed prooflike but, because this is the norm for 1864, only the most brilliant ones are certified as PL. Worn examples are likewise very rare, and most collectors just complete their sets with the more available proofs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/11/2020

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1864 3CS MS
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Base $ 375 385 575 625 675 850 885 975 1225 1275 1500 1575 1600 1900 3550 4200 8150 28000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1625 2100 4000 7750 10000 -

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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.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 9/15/2020 1864 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-1-231-414121591584--89
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Total----1-1-231-414121691585--91
 ----1%-1%-2%3%1%-4%15%13%18%10%16%9%5%-- 
1864 3CS MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-1---2
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Total----------------1-12--4
 ----------------25%-25%50%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base811838882990105111521213128413631410147715831658184320482401305733244499701476388301
8208539181010108511721237131013791432151216081720191121662620314637165337722278590
0000001237131013791432151216081720191121662620314637165337722200
0000001260133713941455154816331781198022832838323541076176743000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3324
Owner: Trime Time
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1410
Owner: coinhunter1
 
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