1871 3CS PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -38461
PCGS#: 3722

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2.6

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1871 Three-Cent Silver has a recorded mintage of 960 Proofs.  A large percentage of the original mintage survived, as evidenced by the fact that PCGS alone has certified a third of them.  The survival rate was helped by a hoard of "under 100" Proofs that showed up before 1964 in the John Zug estate (as reported by Walter Breen in 1988).  The majority of Proofs fall into the PR63 to PR64 category, and the best examples grade out at PR67.  Approximately a third of all known 1871 Trimes are Cameo Proofs, while a much smaller percentage offer a Deep Cameo appearance.  Most are well-struck, though some show weakness on the knot of the ribbon that binds the arrows.  Occasionally, a lintmark may be seen on one or both sides.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 960 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 750 R-5.5 17 / 17 23 / 24
60 or Better 710 R-5.5 17 / 17 23 / 24
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 16 / 17 TIE 22 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:1386, $12,338.68

1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade  
1 PR67 PCGS grade