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1857 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3673
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
1,042,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 5 13 / 25
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 2 / 5 TIE 13 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 3 / 5 11 / 25 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 75
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 5
60 or Better 2 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 25
60 or Better 13 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 25 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
	MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Northeast Numismatics, sold privately in 2/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30114, $11,750

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:52

5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:53

5 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #3673 (MS)     66
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	MS67+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Northeast Numismatics, sold privately in 2/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30114, $11,750

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:52

MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:53

PCGS #3673 (MS)     66 #5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintage of the 1857 Three-Cent Silver is just over a million pieces, so it is usually priced the same as the more common 1858 (the most common date in the Type 2 series). However, there is little comparison between the two when their surviving populations are compared. According to the PCGS Population Report, the 1857 is more than twice as scarce as the 1858, not only in all grades, but in Mint State, as well.

Often, this date exhibits clashmarks (sometimes with indications of multiple die clashes), and both sides may show weakness on the outer peipheries.

The finest examples certified by PCGS are six at the MS66 level.