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1862 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3680
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
343,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 10,000 R-3.0 16 / 16 22 / 25
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 16 / 16 23 / 25
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 16 / 16 25 / 25
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,000
60 or Better 2,000
65 or Better 600
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.0
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-5.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 16
60 or Better 16 / 16
65 or Better 16 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 22 / 25
60 or Better 23 / 25
65 or Better 25 / 25

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3132, $3,818.75

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3197, $2,990

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

Simpson Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3132, $3,818.75

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2011:3197, $2,990

#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:

In 1862, the mintage of the Three Cent Silver dropped another 150,000 (or so) to a grand total of 343,000 circulation strikes. This has no effect on the pricing, which mimics that of the 1861 pretty much across the board. Surprisingly, the population of the 1862 is hundreds higher than the 1861, and even higher when the 1862/1 overdate is added. In fact, the 1862 has the third highest certified population of any Three-Cent Silver date except for 1851 (the first year of issue) and 1852. Why the 1862 survives in such high numbers is unkown.

This date often comes heavulky clashmarked, with clear "ghosts" of the reverse surrounding the obverse star. Also, this date can be found with an 1862/1 overdate; this can be cherrypicked often, as the overdate is subtle and almost looks like a normal date.

The PCGS Condition Census for the 1862 Three Cent Silver consists entirely of MS67 examples.