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1851 3CS (Proof)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
3696
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.80 grams
Mintage:
4
Metal:
75% Silver, 25% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2 R-9.9 1 / 2 1 / 24
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 2 1 / 24
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 1 / 24
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 2
60 or Better 1 / 2
65 or Better 1 / 2
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 24
60 or Better 1 / 24
65 or Better 1 / 24

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman “Nicholas Petry Collection” 5/1893 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:859, $61,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3034, $172,500

#1 PR66 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman “Nicholas Petry Collection” 5/1893 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:859, $61,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3034, $172,500

Jaime Hernandez:

One of the great rarieties in the Silver 3 Cent series. The 1851 Proof 3 Cent Silver coins are beleived to have been struck to celebrate the introduction of this new series. Breen indicated there were 4 examples struck in Proof. PCGS has certified one lone in example in PR66, this is the same example that was sold in in the 1996 Eliasberg Sale, at the time described as being in PR65 condition.