1868 3CS MS64

PCGS#: 3688

Owner's Comments

An exceptional piece with fairly even, moderate toning with great luster showing through. Housed in a old PCGS green holder!

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1868, mint employees created only 3,500 Three-Cent Silvers for circulation, making this one of the rarest dates of the series.  This date come prooflike and fully struck, so authentication is a must because Mint State examples are worth a lot more than Proofs.  PCGS has certified only 28 Mint State examples, the finest of which are three at the MS66 level.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,500 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 200 R-7.0 3 / 16 3 / 25
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 16 3 / 25
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 16 TIE 3 / 25 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade