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1862/1 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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OVERDATE DETAIL

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3681
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
343,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% 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 3,000 R-4.4 13 / 16 TIE 16 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 14 / 16 TIE 20 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 14 / 16 20 / 25 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-6.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 20 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 25 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Heritage 10/2009:198

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:198

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1862/1 Three-Cent Silver is a popular variety that collectors have known about since 1963, when it was discovered by John Cobb (according to Walter Breen). The overdate itself is weak and appears mainly as a burr extending downward from the bottom of the 2 on the left side. A more noticeable diagnostic is a die break that runs through the 1 of the date, connecting the left side of the star point with the rim.

In terms of rarity, the 1862/1 Three-Cent Silver is roughly three times as scarce as the "normal" 1862, but the overdate commands only a small premium except in the highest grades. Because collectors have known about the variety for such a long time, numerous Mint State examples have been discovered. The most frequently seen Mint State grade is, surprisingly, MS-65. The finest 1862/1 Three-Cent Silvers are a dozen MS-67's certified by PCGS as of December 2011. No Proof Overdates have been seen.

Most 1862/1 Three-Cent Silvers exhibit a strong strike, and some examples show evidence of die clashing (mostly on the reverse, where lines of the shield can be seen around the bottoms of the Roman numeral III).