Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 22,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.50 (11/27/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1866 3CS MS obverse 1866 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Production of this non-circulating coin rebounded in 1866 for reasons unknown, but it is still a scarce issue. Most survivors are Mint State and prooflike to some degree. The example illustrated reveals bold die-clash impressions on both sides, along with signs of vigorous die polishing to remove these marks.

A minor repunched date variety exists, but there is no interest in varieties of this scarce and expensive issue.

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Last Updated: 5/11/2020

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1866 3CS MS
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Base $ 525 600 675 825 950 1000 1050 1250 1300 1400 1500 1650 2000 2650 3900 5850 17500 30500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
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 1866 3CS MS
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Base--1-1-121241849219133---80
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Total--1-1-1212418492110135---83
 --1%-1%-1%2%1%2%5%1%10%5%11%25%12%16%6%--- 
1866 3CS MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------112----4
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Total---------------112----4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 3CS MS PL
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Base11461221133214351600177417991818185720722105217822332360260129413560426367208297872710089
11711258136614901658178218051831192920832129219622752440271431473794508272468440918110593
0000001805183119292083212921962275244027143147379450827246844000
0000001812184420002094215422152318252128283354402959017771858400
1866 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1081115212581357151516831707172517621969200120722161224724802807340640876473800984289756
11051187129114101571169117131737183119802025210221902325258930073633488269858149887110244
0000001713173718311980202521022190232525893007363348826985814900
0000001719175019001990204821312218240226983206386056787497828800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3406
Owner: Trime Time
 
Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 2941
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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