1872 3CS MS64

PCGS#: 3693

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1872 Three Cent Silver was the last date made for circulation, and it has the lowest mintage of any date in the entire series.  This makes it very popular with date collectors, but the demand for this date also makes it pricey.  Expect to find semi-Prooflike, well-struck examples. 

This date has more survivors than some of the other dates, and enough Mint State examples survive to indicate that collectors put them aside as the last-year-of-issue souvenirs. 

The finest example is the PCGS MS67+ featured above (and now residing in the Simpson Collection).

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,000 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 100 R-8.0 2 / 16 2 / 25
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 2 / 16 2 / 25
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 2 / 16 2 / 25

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  
2 MS66 PCGS grade