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Coins Certified as of 7/24

My Coin #29582788

1867 3CS MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 29582788
PCGS#: 3687

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1867 Three-Cent Silver has one of the lowest mintages of the entire series.  Only 4,000 examples were made for circulation, plus 625 Proofs for sale to collectors.  This fact alone makes it difficult to locate an example in any grade, especially in circulated condition.  In Mint State, the 1867 has one of the lowest populations in the entire series, comparable to the 1868 and even the extra-rare 1872.  Until several years ago, this date was unknown in MS67.  In recent years, a couple of spectacular Gems have arrived on the market, including a superb PCGS MS67+.

The typical 1867 Three Cent Silver is well-struck and shows no clash marks.  The finest examples (as illustrated here) have exceptional color and eye appeal.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 4,000 Weight: .75 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 4 / 16 TIE 4 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 4 / 16 4 / 25
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 16 TIE 3 / 25 TIE

Condition Census

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

Heritage 8/2011:7039, $14,375 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade