1860 3CS MS66+

CERTIFICATION#: 06666644
PCGS#: 3678

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1860 Three-Cent Silver has a lower mintage than the 1859, but is very similar in terms of the number of survivors and the grade distribution.  Unfortunately, this date is tough in Superb condition, and it is one of the few "common" dates that has not been graded above MS66 by PCGS.  This may be because of weak strikes or clashmarks, which are frequent occurrences on this date, because there is nothing else that makes this different than other dates.  However, the Condition Census is filled with MS66 examples, plus a single PCGS MS66+ at the top end.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 286,000 Weight: .75 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
3
40
4
39
6
42
8
55
10
58
12
62
1
15
65
20
70
1
30
78
2
35
85
4
45+
115
50+
165
53+
185
1
55+
195
58+
205
62+
265
63+
395
64+
650
65+
1,900
66+
4,750
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 12 / 16 14 / 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 MS66+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade