1855 3CS MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 06666639
PCGS#: 3671

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1855 Three-Cent Silver is the second year of the Type 2 sub-type, and it has the lowest mintage of any date from the 1850s, and the lowest mintage of all dates until 1863.  As a result, this is one of the more valuable dates in the series, but most circulated grades can be found for a small premium over the type price, at least, up until the EF and better levels.

This issue is almost always seen with clashmarks of some degree or another.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS66+.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 139,000 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 750 R-5.5 1 / 5 11 / 25
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 1 / 5 8 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 5 6 / 25

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade