1855 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3671
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
139,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS 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 750 R-5.5 1 / 5 11 / 25
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 1 / 5 8 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 5 6 / 25
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 30
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 5
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 25
60 or Better 8 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 25

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS65+ PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS65+ PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1855 Three-Cent Silver is the second year of the Type 2 sub-type, and it has the lowest mintage of any date from the 1850s, and the lowest mintage of all dates until 1863. As a result, this is one of the more valuable dates in the series, but most circulated grades can be found for a small premium over the type price, at least, up until the EF and better levels.

This issue is almost always seen with clashmarks of some degree or another. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS66+.