Coins Certified as of 10/22

My Coin #90092398

1863/2 3CS, CA PR64CA

PCGS#: 83713

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1863/2 Three-Cent Silver shows a clear undertype of a 2 beneath the 3.  This overdate is only available in Proof condition, as no circulation strikes are known.  However, the reverse die shows a crack that also appears on some 1864 circulation strikes, indicating that this was a restrike issue, made after the Proofs of 1864, and before some of the regular strikes of 1864.  This could only have occurred in a short window of time in late summer 1864.

According to Walter Breen (1988 Encyclopedia), Don Taxay discovered this variety in 1962.

This is a popular overdate in all grades, but especially so in Gem and Superb condition.  The finest example is a single PCGS PR67CAM that would sell for a seemingly astronomical price if it ever hit the market (especially since a PR66CAM sold in 2011 for almost $50,000).

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 460 Weight: .75 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Legend Collection

2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade
2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade  
4 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Stack's Bowers 8/2011:7238 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30123, $47,000

4 PR66CAM PCGS grade