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1862 3CS, DCAM (Proof)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873

PCGS #:
93711
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

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66DCAM PCGS grade
#1 PR66DCAM PCGS 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.