Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.33 (4/7/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1868 3CS MS obverse 1868 3CS MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another low-mintage issue that served little purpose in its own time. In all likelihood, many 1868 trimes remained in vaults when the order came to destroy all pieces in 1873.

Most survivors are Mint State or very close to it. Semi-prooflike fields or satiny luster are the norm for this date. The dies simply weren't run long enough to produce frosty luster, and this is true of all trimes 1863-72.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1868 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 350 405 450 525 875 1100 1400 1700 2100 2450 4050 4875 6725 10800 25500 41500 47000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 52500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/31/2020 1868 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2---1232553842----37
---------1------1-----2
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Total----2---1332553852----39
 ----5%---3%8%8%5%13%13%8%21%13%5%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85690899710661173133313931450155819281989202920682197319441576007713875297935942010861
87393810201102122613531412148616811948200220422111252935154774638472687664843099000
0000001412148616811948200220422111252935154774638472687664843000
0000001431152218051969201620552154286238365390676173997800892500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2068
Owner: DrGood
 
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