Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Silvers (1851-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,400,000
Catalog: KM-75
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.7500
Weight: 0.80g
ASW: 0.0193oz
Melt Value: $0.30 (2/12/2016)
Diameter: 14mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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 95.00 145 155 170 185 215 235 300 545 975 1775 6500 - - -
$ 115 - 160 180 195 225 250 340 600 1250 3350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 871
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 420 $253.00
8/11/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1921, 1921/Lot# 1139 $467.50
6/25/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 153, 158/Lot# 835 $172.50
10/14/2012 NGC F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131243/Lot# 22056 $43.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8807 $199.75
11/10/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148435 $176.56
6/23/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20074 $45.83
6/23/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20070 $138.65
7/11/2014 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5388 $246.75


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