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1868 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3688
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
3,500
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

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 3 / 16 3 / 25
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 3 / 16 3 / 25
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 3 / 16 TIE 3 / 25 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 60
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 16
60 or Better 3 / 16
65 or Better 3 / 16 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 25
60 or Better 3 / 25
65 or Better 3 / 25 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Walter Freeman Collection - Heritage 1/2013:3280, $35,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3560, $30,550

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 5/2010 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98106, $28,200

2 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2016:175, $21,150

7 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Walter Freeman Collection - Heritage 1/2013:3280, $35,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3560, $30,550

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Jason Carter, sold privately in 5/2010 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III - Heritage 5/2015:98106, $28,200

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2016:175, $21,150

#7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 estimated grade
#7 MS65 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

In 1868, mint employees created only 3,500 Three-Cent Silvers for circulation, making this one of the rarest dates of the series. This date come prooflike and fully struck, so authentication is a must because Mint State examples are worth a lot more than Proofs. PCGS has certified only 28 Mint State examples, the finest of which are three at the MS66 level.

Regency XI Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | February 19, 2015

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