1872 3CS MS60 Certification #09090227, PCGS #3693

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
1000
Weight
0.75 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
34
Pop Lower
26
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 2 / 16 2 / 25
All Grades 40 R-8.7 2 / 16 2 / 25
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 2 / 16 2 / 25

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:47, $27,025 - Heritage 8/2015:3955, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2016:4550, $25,850

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3029, $54,050 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:75, not sold

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade