Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,042,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.7500g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.37 (11/20/2017)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1857 3CS MS obverse 1857 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another date whose high mintage may be attributed to Mint Director Snowden's ill-advised and illegal practice of purchasing silver bullion at a subsidized price and dispensing fractional coins in exchange.

Unlike the example shown, most 1857 three-cent pieces were reasonably well struck, though they still suffered from frequent die clashes. The coin illustrated is faintly prooflike, perhaps as a consequence of repolishing the dies to diminish the obvious clash marks.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2015

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1857 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 45.00 50.00 65.00 140 230 255 275 300 320 365 550 865 1550 3300 7500 20000 - - -
$ 160 - 260 285 310 - 400 625 975 1750 4000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 358
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 5887 $3,737.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1557 $2,760.00
12/17/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 204, 210/Lot# 112 $517.50
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2954, 2954/Lot# 1168 $1,265.00
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164831 $687.50
5/25/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22087 $188.00
6/4/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7211 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102111183201255477586684735774820856933120615732161314945656820106761722919463
105135189219329513619701748789832882102413281769249036215317810512860179740
00000061970174878983288210241328176924903621531781051286000
00000065171876180584490711151451196528204093606893911504500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3149
Owner: kathy&barry
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3149
Owner: Trime Time
 
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