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Coins Certified as of 8/31

My Coin #06647825

1862 3CS, CA PR66CA

CERTIFICATION#: 06647825
PCGS#: 83711

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1863, the U.S. Mint produced only 550 Proof Three Cent Silver pieces.  This was a substantial mintage for the time, as there was a limited number of collectors that focused on obtaining American coins during the Civil War.  However, to the number of active collectors today, this is an extremely small supply.  As a result, this date is always popular and in-demand.

Of the examples certified by PCGS, the majority are either PR63 or PR64.  Gems are really hard to find and PR66 appears to be the terminal grade for non-Cameos.  Cameo examples are almost six time as rare as non-Cameos.  This is the only Civil War-era Trime that is unknown in Deep Cameo.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 550 Weight: .75 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67+CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade  
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade