1852 3CS MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -31747
PCGS#: 3666

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bluestone (1943) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $198

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1852 Three Cents Silver boasts the highest mintage of the entire series.  In fact, its mintage of 18,663,500 coins is more than seven million coins higher than the nearest contenders (1853 and 1865).  As might be expected, this is a common coin in just about every grade.  To be sure, it has the highest overall certified population of any date in the series (per the PCGS Population Report as of October 2011).

The most common Mint State grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63 (with a nearly identical population figure).  Above MS-65, the population drops sharply, especially in MS-67.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a pair of MS-68s.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 18,663,500 Weight: .80 grams Metal Content: 75% Silver, 25% Copper
2
20
2
3
18
6
4
30
4
12
55
8
45+
100
50+
140
53+
155
55+
190
58+
210
62+
245
63+
325
64+
595
6
65+
1,150
1
67+
7,950
68
25,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 35,000 R-2.6 4 / 4 25 / 25
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 4 / 4 25 / 25
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 3 / 4 TIE 23 / 25 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade