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1865 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3685
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
8,000
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
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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 400 R-6.2 6 / 16 6 / 25
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 7 / 16 7 / 25
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 7 / 16 8 / 25
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 16
60 or Better 7 / 16
65 or Better 7 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 25
60 or Better 7 / 25
65 or Better 8 / 25

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 estimated grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 estimated grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In keeping with a trend established a couple of years earlier, the mintage of the 1865 Three Cent Silver dropped to a mere 8,000 circulation strikes. The survival of high-grade examples of this date is similar to that of the higher-mintage 1863, but it is harder to find comparable quality examples of the former. This drops the median grade of Mitn State 1865s to the MS63 to MS64 range, with fewer MS66 examples. At the very top of the condition ladder, the 1865 is represented by a single PCGS MS68.

Survivors included fully struck, unclashed examples and frosty, lightly clashed examples. Prooflike examples exist, which creates confusion because Mint State examples are decidely more rare than Proofs.