Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 286,000
Catalog: KM-88
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 0.75g
ASW: 0.0217oz
Melt Value: $0.43 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 3CS MS obverse 1860 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is somewhat a replay of the 1859 edition, though with a greater tendancy toward incomplete striking. The example illustrated is a case in point, as its centers are very mushy, and only a couple of the reverse stars are complete.

Circulated examples are fairly common. Mint State coins are scarce, with gems being quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/28/2015

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1860 3CS MS
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Base $ 30.00 47.00 52.00 65.00 110 175 190 200 210 220 235 280 430 610 1600 3900 7500 - - -
$ 115 - 195 205 215 - 250 300 475 710 1850 4550 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 334
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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10/15/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 1161 $174.40
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 427 $403.00
5/14/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 373, 379/Lot# 5362 $736.00
2/23/2014 NGC MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 144828 $154.55
6/9/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20110 $91.65
7/11/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5401 $199.75
12/7/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131450/Lot# 25841 $223.25
4/22/2015 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1219/Lot# 3464 $3,999.70


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