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1863/2 3CS, CAM (Proof)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

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Closeup of 1863/2 Overdate

Closeup of 1863/2 Overdate

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS PR67CAM

PCGS #:
83713
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
460
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 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Legend Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 PR67CAM PCGS grade  
	PR67CAM PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7238, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30123, $47,000 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2017:154, $55,813 -  Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2018:239, $64,625

3 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:4942, $29,375 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:90, not sold

3 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Dime Box Trimes Collection

5 PR66CAM PCGS grade PR66CAM PCGS grade

Stack's Bowers 8/2011:7238 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30123, $47,000

5 PR66CAM PCGS grade

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2018:238, $30,550

7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
8 PR64CAM PCGS grade
8 PR64CAM PCGS grade
8 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Legend Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	PR67CAM PCGS grade 
#1 PR67CAM PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:7238, $48,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30123, $47,000 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2017:154, $55,813 -  Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2018:239, $64,625

#3 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2015:4942, $29,375 - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:90, not sold

#3 PR66+CAM PCGS grade

Dime Box Trimes Collection

PR66CAM PCGS grade #5 PR66CAM PCGS grade

Stack's Bowers 8/2011:7238 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30123, $47,000

#5 PR66CAM PCGS grade

 Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2018:238, $30,550

#7 PR65CAM PCGS grade
#8 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#8 PR64CAM PCGS grade
#8 PR64CAM PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1863/2 Three-Cent Silver shows a clear undertype of a 2 beneath the 3. This overdate is only available in Proof condition, as no circulation strikes are known. However, the reverse die shows a crack that also appears on some 1864 circulation strikes, indicating that this was a restrike issue, made after the Proofs of 1864, and before some of the regular strikes of 1864. This could only have occurred in a short window of time in late summer 1864.

According to Walter Breen (1988 Encyclopedia), Don Taxay discovered this variety in 1962.

This is a popular overdate in all grades, but especially so in Gem and Superb condition. The finest example is a single PCGS PR67CAM that would sell for a seemingly astronomical price if it ever hit the market (especially since a PR66CAM sold in 2011 for almost $50,000).