1860-S $3 MS61

CERTIFICATION#: 08770329
PCGS#: 7981

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is one of the unsung rarities of the series and ranks 7th in rarity by the number of appearances in our 238 catalogue auction survey and 5th in rarity by average grade. As the auction records indicate, the majority of known specimens are VF or less. Although 7,000 were minted, a substantial portion of the mintage (reportedly 2,592) were later melted. I am unaware of the existence of a full mint state specimen, although I have seen one choice AU-55 piece and as least two others that graded AU-50. The mintmark on the 1860-S is very small and appears to be the same size as the mintmark on the 1856-S Small S variety.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 7,000 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
725
4
850
2
6
925
15
1,225
1
20
1,500
5
45+
4,500
50+
6,850
53+
8,500
55+
12,000
58+
17,500
62
41,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 11 / 41 11 / 41
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 3 / 41 3 / 41
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 41 1 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade