Coins Certified as of 1/22

My Coin #90118506

1862 3CS PR65

PCGS#: 3711

Owner's Comments

Original toned surfaces...Blue hues...

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1863, the U.S. Mint produced only 550 Proof Three Cent Silver pieces.  This was a substantial mintage for the time, as there was a limited number of collectors that focused on obtaining American coins during the Civil War.  However, to the number of active collectors today, this is an extremely small supply.  As a result, this date is always popular and in-demand.

Of the examples certified by PCGS, the majority are either PR63 or PR64.  Gems are really hard to find and PR66 appears to be the terminal grade for non-Cameos.  Cameo examples are almost six time as rare as non-Cameos.  This is the only Civil War-era Trime that is unknown in Deep Cameo.


Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 550 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 450 R-6.1 7 / 17 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 410 R-6.1 8 / 17 TIE 14 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 6 / 17 12 / 24

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
2 PR66+ PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade