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Magic Star Collection - Scarsdale Coin

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1851 3664 1851 3CS MS66 134 31 13532
1851-O 3665 1851-O 3CS MS66 28 3 283
Currently the PCGS Pop report shows 8 certified 1851-O in MS66, however this is not truly correct as this example had been submitted 4 times in hope of reaching 67 status….by todays current standards the 67 designation would probably be attainable!
1852 3666 1852 3CS MS66 103 27 10327
1853 3667 1853 3CS MS66 72 19 7219
This is a bright and fully original with an excellent strike. It also appears that this coin was struck with slightly rusted dies as there is a pronounced grainy effect in the fields! Ex Gil Clark Type Collection.
1854 3670 1854 3CS MS65 53 14 5414
First year of the Type Two design and one of the most challenging issues in the series, especially in Gem condition. This piece has a remarkably strong strike for the type (except, of course, on the reverse stars), and the mint luster is full and frosted. Each side has pale ice-blue patina with an irregular overlay of golden/brown patina. A couple of horizontal die cracks are seen on the obverse and there is just the slightest evidence of the clashing in the fileds (normally a very pronounced feature on three cent silver pieces.) Pedigree From the Robert Bowling Collection
1855 3671 1855 3CS MS64 44 25 4425
A treasure, deep charcoal toning, with just a wisp of mint luster. Fairly well struck and remarkable pleasing surfaces!
1856 3672 1856 3CS MS64 90 36 9036
An attractive blend of turquoise and rose-gray toning cloaks each side of this thoroughly original gem while boldly detailed over the major devices, noticeable weakness is found about the stars and lettering, a common mala design
1857 3673 1857 3CS MS65 32 15 3215
1858 3674 1858 3CS MS66 37 14 3714
Golden hues on the obverse make this little trime very attractive, a very pq original example!
1859 3677 1859 3CS MS66 20 7 207
1860 3678 1860 3CS MS64 85 40 8540
An attractive uncirculated example of a 1860 Three Cent Silver piece, with excellent eye-appeal for the grade. The obverse is splashed in violet and blue iridescence while the balance of this satiny example exhibits only traces of russet peripheral toning
1861 3679 1861 3CS MS67 30 0 300
Lightly Toned with Spectacular splash of color!
1862 3680 1862 3CS MS66 134 26 13426
1862/1 3681 1862/1 3CS MS66 77 22 7722
1862/1 3CS MS66 PCGS. The underdigit on this piece is a bit fainter than usually seen, most likely because of the vigorous die polishing seen in the fields on each side. Brilliant throughout, the fields shimmer with semi-prooflikeness and there are no reportable abrasions on either side. A terrific type coin with immense eye appeal.
1863 3682 1863 3CS MS66 22 7 227
1864 3684 1864 3CS MS66 18 14 1814
Sharply struck gem of the highest order, somewhat prooflike in appearance, richly toned. Obverse shield is deep iridescent gold, surrounding fields display iridescent violet and sea green. The reverse displays deep iridescent blue at the center that spreads outwards through shades of rose and gold
1865 3685 1865 3CS MS66 13 6 136
Rich, golden russet with touches of green and blue! Dazzling Mint Frost!!!
1866 3686 1866 3CS MS67 10 3 103
ELIASBERG PEDIGREE - One of the few business strikes produced and much rarer than the proofs of this date. This is simply a gorgeous coin. The fields are brightly lustrous, very interesting and prominent die clashing evident on both sides, One of the finest business strikes known of this rare issue and a superlative example.
1867 3687 1867 3CS MS64 13 11 1311
Awesome blues and reds stand out on this gorgeous piece! Only 4,000 minted.
1868 3688 1868 3CS MS64 13 8 138
An exceptional piece with fairly even, moderate toning with great luster showing through. Housed in a old PCGS green holder!
1869 3689 1869 3CS MS64 16 12 1612
1870 3691 1870 3CS MS65 8 14 814
1871 3692 1871 3CS MS67 13 0 130
A spectacular prooflike Gem example. Sharply struck and vividly toned, especially on the reverse, in electric hues of gold, blue, and pink. A desirable low-mintage issue. A mere 4,360 trimes were minted in 1871, with proofs accounting for 960 pieces. Today, Gem business strikes are much scarcer than proofs and sell for substantially higher premiums in corresponding grades of preservation.
1872 3693 1872 3CS MS64 9 11 911
1854 PR 3701 1854 3CS PR62 3 18 318
The sale of proof coins to the general public did not begin until 1858. While proof Trimes exist in most years prior to 1858, their mintage was miniscule. Although the proof mintage for 1858 Three Cent Silvers is unknown, it was decidedly very low. Surprisingly, two varieties are known, one with a repunched 5 in the date, and the second with die lines (as minted) above TED in UNITED. This rare and untoned representative is from the second variety. It has a strike that is complete except for the details of a couple of the reverse stars. The mirrored fields lack contrast with the devices, but have good reflectivity. A few hairlines on both sides do not interfere with the appeal of this desirable, rare proof specimen.
1855 PR 3702 1855 3CS PR66 3 32
Evenly toned in a dark blend of blue-gray and gold over a glimmer of mint brilliance. Reflective fields are obscured a bit by the toning, but appear virtually mark-free. A fine, slightly dark diagonal line of toning crosses the center on the reverse. Proofs were not sold to the public in 1855, but were reserved for dignataries and influential numismatists. It is estimated that perhaps 30 or 40 Proofs were coined. The public could not buy Proof coinage until 1858. It is important not only for the date, but as a representative of the classic Type 2 obverse, characterized by three lines bordering the star. The variety was coined only from 1854 to 1858, and Proofs of all years are rare. Only 13 examples of all dates have been assigned PR66 status by PCGS, and none grade higher. A scant two coins struck in 1855 have been awarded this lofty grade level. Worthy of the ultimate PCGS Registry set for both series and type. Housed in a green label holder. From the famous Floyd Starr Collection.
1856 PR 3703 1856 3CS PR65 5 3 55
Probably the finest 1856 you''ll ever see, this little gem came from an 1856 proof set! Hows that for a pedigree!
1857 PR 3704 1857 3CS PR62 6 44 645
A scarce and seldom offered issue, the proof 1857 three cent piece was produced before the Philadelphia Mint instituted widespread sales of specimen strikings to collectors. Writing in 1977, Walter Breen traced the pedigree of 12 examples, but he also believed that a few other pieces probably survived.
1858 PR 3705 1858 3CS PR64 39 39 3945
Very PQ for the grade, with lovely iridescent toning; features light purple, blue, and sunset colors!
1859 PR 83708 1859 3CS PR64CA 7 5 735
Very difficult to locate so choice (the pops are incorrect for this date) Sleek, silvery, and boldly reflective mirrors burst from both sides. All of the details are sharply struck and have thick frost. The eye appeal is pretty and flashy!
1860 PR 3709 1860 3CS PR64 41 13 4119
Watery, dove-gray surfaces with a slightly soft strike. Although the original mintage of proofs was 1,000 pieces, few were preserved!
1861 PR 3710 1861 3CS PR64 49 35 4954
Mirror Surfaces
1862 PR 3711 1862 3CS PR65 19 15 1925
Original toned surfaces...Blue hues...
1863 PR 3712 1863 3CS PR66 15 2 1510
Reflective fields and frosted motifs show rich gold and violet iridescence, especially so at the rims. Sharp and appealing, a near-pristine gem of a high order. PCGS has not certified a Proof example of the date at a finer grade, making the present specimen even more appealing!
1863/S PR 3713 1863/2 3CS PR65 5 3 59
1864 PR 3714 1864 3CS PR65 25 38 2566
Fantastic Color
1865 PR 83715 1865 3CS PR65CA 5 8 530
Striking Cameo
1866 PR 93716 1866 3CS PR66DC 2 1 210
This richly toned, mostly golden-russet example reveals deep reflectivity as the coin turns into the light. Certain angles also allow appreciation of the deeply frosted devices yielding the pronounced cameo effect of often coveted by collectors. Fully struck and free of distracting hairlines!
1867 PR 83717 1867 3CS PR66CA 14 9 1416
An incredible cameo coin that traces back to the owner of a small coin shop that had stuck it away many decades ago!
1868 PR 83718 1868 3CS PR65CA 11 16 1139
Mirror Fields
1869 PR 3719 1869 3CS PR66 21 3 2114
1869/'8' PR 83720 1869/'8' 3CS PR63CA 3 5 310
1870 PR 83721 1870 3CS PR65CA 6 15 644
A very flashy, glassy mirrored Gem proof, this piece displays deep cobalt-blue toning over most of each side with lighter, occasional accents of golden and rose color. A very impressive proof whose depth of toning does not obscure the underlying brightness of the proof mirrors.
1871 PR 83722 1871 3CS PR66CA 18 2 1811
This is an absolutely gorgeous Trime with glittering fields and well frosted devices. Bold contrast is evident beneath warm crimson-champagne iridescence. Only 4,360 Three Cent Silvers were produced in 1871, 960 pieces of which were proofs. To date, this is only the second proof 1871 certified as Cameo by PCGS, the other grading only PR64
1872 PR 83723 1872 3CS PR66CA 10 2 109
1872 3CS PR66 Cameo PCGS. Using a single set of dies, the Philadelphia Mint delivered 1,000 business strike and 950 proof Three Cent Silvers in 1872. Since representatives of the first group do not turn up with any degree of regularity, extant specimen strikings are prized among date collectors. Whereas some proof 1872 Trimes in today's market are impaired, the present Gem is free of bothersome post-production impairments. Glassy in the fields, both sides are also suitably well frosted over the devices. A few small planchet flaws and strike throughs (both as struck) are noted.
1873 PR 83724 1873 3CS PR66CA 8 5 810
Simply Dazzling, glassy mirrors fail to be tamed by mottled russet and turquoise iridescence. One of the finest survivors of this desirable proof-only issue we recall seeing!