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Coins Certified as of 5/1

My Coin #90110521

1853 3CS MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 90110521
PCGS#: 3667

Owner's Comments

This is a bright and fully original with an excellent strike. It also appears that this coin was struck with slightly rusted dies as there is a pronounced grainy effect in the fields! Ex Gil Clark Type Collection.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1853 Three-Cents Silver has the second highest mintage of the series, thus collectors will have no difficulty in locating a nice example.  Even Mint State examples are common, with the largest population of coins clustering at the MS-63 and MS-64 grades.  Gems are slightly scarcer, but Superb examples become very rare (the December 2011 Population Report shows five MS-67s, and none finer). 

High grade examples of this date show a rich, frosty luster.  To my knowledge, no examples exist without some weakness on either some of the stars, the shield, or the outer border.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 11,400,000 Weight: .80 grams Metal Content: 75% Silver, 25% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 2 / 4 TIE 23 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 4 22 / 25
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 2 / 4 20 / 25 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
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2 MS67 PCGS grade