1859 3CS MS66

PCGS#: 3677

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1859, the Mint tweaked the appearance of the Tree-Cent Silver by removing one of the outlines surrounding the star, changing the shape of the lettering, and reducing the size of the digits in the date.  The mintage in 1859 dropped significantly to less than a fourth of the previous year.  Nonetheless, this is a relatively common date in all grades, up to and including MS66.  This date suffers from clashmarks despite the redesign, but not to the degree seen on previous dates.

PCGS has certified hundreds of Mint State examples of this date, the finest of which are three PCGS MS67s.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 365,000 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 3,000 R-4.4 13 / 16 TIE 16 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 12 / 16 TIE 15 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 9 / 16 TIE 11 / 25 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade Simpson collection