Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Three Cents (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.52 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1872 3CS PF obverse 1872 3CS PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

1872 had the lowest combined mintage of proofs and currency pieces for the entire silver three-cent series, though not the lowest proof mintage alone. How many of the latter were still on hand when this denomination became obsolete in 1873 is unknown, but these coins would have been destroyed.

As with most later dates of trime proofs, Cameo pieces are available but quite rare. Ultra Cameo coins are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1872 3CS PF
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Base $ - - - - - 270 290 300 340 470 565 625 860 1700 1900 3800 8750 19500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 950 1800 2200 4750 - -
1872 3CS PF CA
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1872 3CS PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2800 - 17000 22500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 18500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 245
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 12/1/2020 1872 3CS PF
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Base-------1--11623367540199---211
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Total-------1--116243775442194--223
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1872 3CS PF CA
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Base-------------5510534---32
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Total-------------5511534---33
 -------------15%15%33%15%9%12%--- 
1872 3CS PF UC
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Base-----------------11---2
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Total-----------------11---2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 3CS PF CA
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Base6376616867117377627898158548749481162129914101617200725193518507668661913734620
645669694720745771798828861899101912081336147917472178285240375673109562429836351
0000007988288618991019120813361479174721782852403756731095600
0000008068418679231091125313731548187723483185455762691504700
1872 3CS PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69972374977680483186088890893010081230137414891705213326373675528371242191639599
707732758785813841869895915956108212781412156118482301298342115897120552781041579
0000008698959159561082127814121561184823012983421158971205500
0000008799019239821156132614511633199024693329474765101698500
1872 3CS PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5956186426656907157417648028208911095122613331531190724013365487666161751631714
60362665067369872474977780884495911391262139916562072272238695456102492224933300
000000749777808844959113912621399165620722722386954561024900
0000007567898148671027118212971465178222363044437260361388300
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