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1862 3CS (Proof)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS #:
3711
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
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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 450 R-6.1 7 / 17 TIE 13 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 410 R-6.1 8 / 17 TIE 14 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 6 / 17 12 / 24
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 410
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-6.1
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 17 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 17 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 17
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 24

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR66+ PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR66+ PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 PCGS grade
#3 PR66 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.