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1853 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
3667
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.80 grams
Mintage:
11,400,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Silver, 25% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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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 25,000 R-2.7 2 / 4 TIE 23 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 4 22 / 25
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 2 / 4 20 / 25 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25,000
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 4
65 or Better 2 / 4
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 25
65 or Better 20 / 25 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade PCGS #3667 (MS)     67+
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3667 (MS)     66
7 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3667 (MS)     66
7 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #3667 (MS)     67+ #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #3667 (MS)     66 #7 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #3667 (MS)     66 #7 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1853 Three-Cents Silver has the second highest mintage of the series, thus collectors will have no difficulty in locating a nice example. Even Mint State examples are common, with the largest population of coins clustering at the MS-63 and MS-64 grades. Gems are slightly scarcer, but Superb examples become very rare (the December 2011 Population Report shows five MS-67s, and none finer).

High grade examples of this date show a rich, frosty luster. To my knowledge, no examples exist without some weakness on either some of the stars, the shield, or the outer border.