1858 3CS MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 13471263
PCGS#: 3674

Owner's Comments

Nice Mint luster. Untoned

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1858 was the last year in which the Mint made Type 2 Three-Cent Silvers.  Production in this year was the highest it had been since 1853.  At nearly 2 million pieces, this date is easily the most common of the Type 2 dates. 

This date often comes with clashmarks and peripheral weakness, but some early state, unclashed examples exhibit good strikes, as well.  These should comman a premium, but as yet, they do not.

The finest examples certified by PCGS is a single MS67+ (illustrated above).

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,604,000 Weight: .75 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
3
25
1
4
39
6
42
8
55
10
58
1
12
62
1
25
75
8
45+
170
50+
225
53+
235
55+
255
58+
280
62+
500
63+
925
1
64+
1,700
65+
3,600
2
66+
8,200
67+
24,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 5 / 5 20 / 25
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 5 / 5 19 / 25
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 5 / 5 19 / 25

Condition Census

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