Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,400,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 0.8000g
ASW: 0.0193oz
Melt Value: $0.36 (2/26/2017)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1853 3CS MS obverse 1853 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Another high mintage issue, the 1853 three-cent piece is common in all grades short of the gem (MS 65) level. Most have frosty luster and incomplete strikes as on the example shown, which also reveals heavy die erosion.

Several repunched dates are known, but these elicit little attention from anyone but series specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2015

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1853 3CS MS
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Base $ 27.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 95.00 145 155 170 185 205 215 235 300 545 975 1775 6500 - - -
$ 115 - 160 180 195 - 225 250 340 600 1250 3350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 901
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/16/1998 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1087, 1087/Lot# 1204 $163.50
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 146 $776.25
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 213 $333.50
6/2/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 7303 $322.00
6/23/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20069 $138.65
7/4/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21076 $41.13
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5388 $246.75
9/5/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3498, 6052/Lot# 20056 $381.88
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 202395 $45.00


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