Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,000
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 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
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1870 3CS MS obverse 1870 3CS MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another rare issue for which proofs outnumber the currency pieces. The mintage in 1870 was the second lowest of the series, with worn examples being extremely rare. It's likely than the majority of the 3,000 pieces coined never left the Philadelphia Mint and were consigned to the melting pot after this type was abolished in 1873.

No varieties are known for this date, and it's very likely that the entire mintage was produced with a single pair of dies. As is normal for such low-mintage currency coins, the early pieces were made with prooflike surfaces and the later ones with satiny luster.

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Last Updated: 6/29/2015

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1870 3CS MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
6/17/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1059, 1059/Lot# 1172 $490.50
5/30/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1227 $292.00
2/3/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 624 $552.00
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 88   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 157 $500.00
3/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 117877 $459.80
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 188 $7,637.50
7/10/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131629/Lot# 25017 $1,116.25
8/10/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3337 $999.93


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 3CS MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85690899710661173133313931450155818211907194920682179230229854202510486449094984810647
873938102011021226135314121486164618501921198921052220253033914503628487949345101140
0000001412148616461850192119892105222025303391450362848794934500
0000001431152217331878193520282142226127573796480374648944959700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2068
Owner: bartlesvilleok
 
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