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1862 3CS, CAM (Proof)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873

PCGS PR67+CAM

PCGS PR67+CAM

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PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS PR66+CAM

PCGS #:
83711
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
550
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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67+CAM PCGS grade

Legend Collection

2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:26, $7,931

3 PR66CAM PCGS grade PR66CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:41, $10,575

3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
7 PR65CAM estimated grade
#1 PR67+CAM PCGS grade

Legend Collection

#2 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2014:26, $7,931

PR66CAM PCGS grade #3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2015:41, $10,575

#3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#3 PR66CAM PCGS grade
#7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#7 PR65CAM estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1863, the U.S. Mint produced only 550 Proof Three Cent Silver pieces. This was a substantial mintage for the time, as there was a limited number of collectors that focused on obtaining American coins during the Civil War. However, to the number of active collectors today, this is an extremely small supply. As a result, this date is always popular and in-demand.

Of the examples certified by PCGS, the majority are either PR63 or PR64. Gems are really hard to find and PR66 appears to be the terminal grade for non-Cameos. Cameo examples are almost six time as rare as non-Cameos. This is the only Civil War-era Trime that is unknown in Deep Cameo.