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Three Cent Silvers with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1851-1872): Magic Star Collection - Scarsdale Coin

Magic Star Collection - Scarsdale Coin - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Current Statistics
Rank 1
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 65.164
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 65.164
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About this set: There are literally thousands of coin dealers in the US. Often it’s difficult for the coin collector to discern whom he/she can trust. To those collectors we make the following promise: We would never sell a coin to a customer that we would not put into our own, private collection. Hence our passion to create the "Magic Star" collection ... The worlds finest collection of Trimes!

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Magic Star Collection - Scarsdale Coin
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
36651851-O3CSMS66293293Currently the PCGS Pop report shows 8 certified 1851-O in MS66, however this is not truly correct as this example had been submitted 4 times in hope of reaching 67 status….by todays current standards the 67 designation would probably be attainable!
366718533CSMS6675197519This is a bright and fully original with an excellent strike. It also appears that this coin was struck with slightly rusted dies as there is a pronounced grainy effect in the fields! Ex Gil Clark Type Collection.
367018543CSMS6554145514First year of the Type Two design and one of the most challenging issues in the series, especially in Gem condition. This piece has a remarkably strong strike for the type (except, of course, on the reverse stars), and the mint luster is full and frosted. Each side has pale ice-blue patina with an irregular overlay of golden/brown patina. A couple of horizontal die cracks are seen on the obverse and there is just the slightest evidence of the clashing in the fileds (normally a very pronounced feature on three cent silver pieces.) Pedigree From the Robert Bowling Collection
367118553CSMS6444244424A treasure, deep charcoal toning, with just a wisp of mint luster. Fairly well struck and remarkable pleasing surfaces!
367218563CSMS6493369336An attractive blend of turquoise and rose-gray toning cloaks each side of this thoroughly original gem while boldly detailed over the major devices, noticeable weakness is found about the stars and lettering, a common mala design
367418583CSMS6636143614Golden hues on the obverse make this little trime very attractive, a very pq original example!
367818603CSMS6484408440An attractive uncirculated example of a 1860 Three Cent Silver piece, with excellent eye-appeal for the grade. The obverse is splashed in violet and blue iridescence while the balance of this satiny example exhibits only traces of russet peripheral toning
367918613CSMS67300300Lightly Toned with Spectacular splash of color!
36811862/13CSMS66762276221862/1 3CS MS66 PCGS. The underdigit on this piece is a bit fainter than usually seen, most likely because of the vigorous die polishing seen in the fields on each side. Brilliant throughout, the fields shimmer with semi-prooflikeness and there are no reportable abrasions on either side. A terrific type coin with immense eye appeal.
368418643CSMS6618141814Sharply struck gem of the highest order, somewhat prooflike in appearance, richly toned. Obverse shield is deep iridescent gold, surrounding fields display iridescent violet and sea green. The reverse displays deep iridescent blue at the center that spreads outwards through shades of rose and gold
368518653CSMS66126126Rich, golden russet with touches of green and blue! Dazzling Mint Frost!!!
368618663CSMS67103103ELIASBERG PEDIGREE - One of the few business strikes produced and much rarer than the proofs of this date. This is simply a gorgeous coin. The fields are brightly lustrous, very interesting and prominent die clashing evident on both sides, One of the finest business strikes known of this rare issue and a superlative example.
368718673CSMS6412111211Awesome blues and reds stand out on this gorgeous piece! Only 4,000 minted.
368818683CSMS64138138An exceptional piece with fairly even, moderate toning with great luster showing through. Housed in a old PCGS green holder!
369218713CSMS67120120A spectacular prooflike Gem example. Sharply struck and vividly toned, especially on the reverse, in electric hues of gold, blue, and pink. A desirable low-mintage issue. A mere 4,360 trimes were minted in 1871, with proofs accounting for 960 pieces. Today, Gem business strikes are much scarcer than proofs and sell for substantially higher premiums in corresponding grades of preservation.
37011854 PR3CSPR62318318The sale of proof coins to the general public did not begin until 1858. While proof Trimes exist in most years prior to 1858, their mintage was miniscule. Although the proof mintage for 1858 Three Cent Silvers is unknown, it was decidedly very low. Surprisingly, two varieties are known, one with a repunched 5 in the date, and the second with die lines (as minted) above TED in UNITED. This rare and untoned representative is from the second variety. It has a strike that is complete except for the details of a couple of the reverse stars. The mirrored fields lack contrast with the devices, but have good reflectivity. A few hairlines on both sides do not interfere with the appeal of this desirable, rare proof specimen.
37021855 PR3CSPR663032Evenly toned in a dark blend of blue-gray and gold over a glimmer of mint brilliance. Reflective fields are obscured a bit by the toning, but appear virtually mark-free. A fine, slightly dark diagonal line of toning crosses the center on the reverse. Proofs were not sold to the public in 1855, but were reserved for dignataries and influential numismatists. It is estimated that perhaps 30 or 40 Proofs were coined. The public could not buy Proof coinage until 1858. It is important not only for the date, but as a representative of the classic Type 2 obverse, characterized by three lines bordering the star. The variety was coined only from 1854 to 1858, and Proofs of all years are rare. Only 13 examples of all dates have been assigned PR66 status by PCGS, and none grade higher. A scant two coins struck in 1855 have been awarded this lofty grade level. Worthy of the ultimate PCGS Registry set for both series and type. Housed in a green label holder. From the famous Floyd Starr Collection.
37031856 PR3CSPR655355Probably the finest 1856 you''ll ever see, this little gem came from an 1856 proof set! Hows that for a pedigree!
37041857 PR3CSPR62644645A scarce and seldom offered issue, the proof 1857 three cent piece was produced before the Philadelphia Mint instituted widespread sales of specimen strikings to collectors. Writing in 1977, Walter Breen traced the pedigree of 12 examples, but he also believed that a few other pieces probably survived.
37051858 PR3CSPR6437383744Very PQ for the grade, with lovely iridescent toning; features light purple, blue, and sunset colors!
837081859 PR3CSPR64CA75735Very difficult to locate so choice (the pops are incorrect for this date) Sleek, silvery, and boldly reflective mirrors burst from both sides. All of the details are sharply struck and have thick frost. The eye appeal is pretty and flashy!
37091860 PR3CSPR6441134119Watery, dove-gray surfaces with a slightly soft strike. Although the original mintage of proofs was 1,000 pieces, few were preserved!
37101861 PR3CSPR6449354954Mirror Surfaces
37111862 PR3CSPR6519151925Original toned surfaces...Blue hues...
37121863 PR3CSPR661521510Reflective fields and frosted motifs show rich gold and violet iridescence, especially so at the rims. Sharp and appealing, a near-pristine gem of a high order. PCGS has not certified a Proof example of the date at a finer grade, making the present specimen even more appealing!
37131863/S PR3CSPR655359 
37141864 PR3CSPR6525402568Fantastic Color
837151865 PR3CSPR65CA58530Striking Cameo
937161866 PR3CSPR66DC21210This richly toned, mostly golden-russet example reveals deep reflectivity as the coin turns into the light. Certain angles also allow appreciation of the deeply frosted devices yielding the pronounced cameo effect of often coveted by collectors. Fully struck and free of distracting hairlines!
837171867 PR3CSPR66CA1491416An incredible cameo coin that traces back to the owner of a small coin shop that had stuck it away many decades ago!
837181868 PR3CSPR65CA11161138Mirror Fields
37191869 PR3CSPR662132114 
837201869/'8' PR3CSPR63CA35310 
837211870 PR3CSPR65CA615644A very flashy, glassy mirrored Gem proof, this piece displays deep cobalt-blue toning over most of each side with lighter, occasional accents of golden and rose color. A very impressive proof whose depth of toning does not obscure the underlying brightness of the proof mirrors.
837221871 PR3CSPR66CA1721710This is an absolutely gorgeous Trime with glittering fields and well frosted devices. Bold contrast is evident beneath warm crimson-champagne iridescence. Only 4,360 Three Cent Silvers were produced in 1871, 960 pieces of which were proofs. To date, this is only the second proof 1871 certified as Cameo by PCGS, the other grading only PR64
837231872 PR3CSPR66CA1021091872 3CS PR66 Cameo PCGS. Using a single set of dies, the Philadelphia Mint delivered 1,000 business strike and 950 proof Three Cent Silvers in 1872. Since representatives of the first group do not turn up with any degree of regularity, extant specimen strikings are prized among date collectors. Whereas some proof 1872 Trimes in today's market are impaired, the present Gem is free of bothersome post-production impairments. Glassy in the fields, both sides are also suitably well frosted over the devices. A few small planchet flaws and strike throughs (both as struck) are noted.
837241873 PR3CSPR66CA8489Simply Dazzling, glassy mirrors fail to be tamed by mottled russet and turquoise iridescence. One of the finest survivors of this desirable proof-only issue we recall seeing!
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