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: $0.39 (4/29/2016)
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 65.00 110 175 190 200 210 235 280 430 610 1600 3900 7500 - - -
$ 115 - 195 205 215 250 300 475 710 1850 4550 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 333
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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8/5/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0864, 864/Lot# 1133 $141.70
5/31/2004 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 428 $253.00
5/14/2009 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 373, 379/Lot# 5362 $736.00
7/7/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7439 $94.00
5/26/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131323/Lot# 28622 $141.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169450 $96.80
7/4/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21081 $152.75
8/8/2014 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21155 $51.70


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