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1852 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3666
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.80 grams
Mintage:
18,663,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Silver, 25% Copper
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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 4
60 or Better 4 / 4
65 or Better 3 / 4 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 25
60 or Better 25 / 25
65 or Better 23 / 25 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS68 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2014:3603, $4,113

4 MS67 PCGS grade

David Lawrence 8/2014:417824, $5,200

4 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 4/2017:18, $2,300 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2017:106, $4,583

4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2018:3437, $2,400

4 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2018:3427, $2,400

4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	MS68 PCGS grade 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2014:3603, $4,113

#4 MS67 PCGS grade

David Lawrence 8/2014:417824, $5,200

#4 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 4/2017:18, $2,300 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2017:106, $4,583

MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2018:3437, $2,400

#4 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2018:3427, $2,400

#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
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.