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: $0.34 (4/9/2020)
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: 8/16/2019

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1864 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 370 370 545 595 650 830 875 960 1200 1280 1530 1590 1630 1950 3700 4200 8125 28000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1650 2150 4050 7800 10000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
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: 4/7/2020 1864 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-1-231-4141315101584--91
---------------1---1--2
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Total----1-1-231-4141316101585--93
 ----1%-1%-2%3%1%-4%15%14%17%11%16%9%5%-- 
1864 3CS MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-1---2
-------------------2--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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