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1871 3CS (Proof)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
3722
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
960
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 750 R-5.5 17 / 17 23 / 24
60 or Better 710 R-5.5 17 / 17 23 / 24
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 16 / 17 TIE 22 / 24 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 710
65 or Better 225
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-6.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 17
60 or Better 17 / 17
65 or Better 16 / 17 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 24
60 or Better 23 / 24
65 or Better 22 / 24 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:1386, $12,338.68

2 PR67 PCGS grade PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
7 PR66 PCGS grade
7 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade
7 PR66 PCGS grade
7 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
PR67 PCGS grade #2 PR67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:1386, $12,338.68

PR67 PCGS grade #2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#2 PR67 PCGS grade
#7 PR66 PCGS grade
PR66 PCGS grade #7 PR66 PCGS grade
#7 PR66 PCGS grade
#7 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1871 Three-Cent Silver has a recorded mintage of 960 Proofs. A large percentage of the original mintage survived, as evidenced by the fact that PCGS alone has certified a third of them. The survival rate was helped by a hoard of "under 100" Proofs that showed up before 1964 in the John Zug estate (as reported by Walter Breen in 1988). The majority of Proofs fall into the PR63 to PR64 category, and the best examples grade out at PR67. Approximately a third of all known 1871 Trimes are Cameo Proofs, while a much smaller percentage offer a Deep Cameo appearance. Most are well-struck, though some show weakness on the knot of the ribbon that binds the arrows. Occasionally, a lintmark may be seen on one or both sides.