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1872 3CS (Regular Strike)

Series: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3693
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Weight:
0.75 grams
Mintage:
1,000
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
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 100 R-8.0 2 / 16 2 / 25
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 2 / 16 2 / 25
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 2 / 16 2 / 25
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 16
60 or Better 2 / 16
65 or Better 2 / 16
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 25
60 or Better 2 / 25
65 or Better 2 / 25

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:47, $27,025 - Heritage 8/2015:3955, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2016:4550, $25,850

2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3029, $54,050 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:75, not sold

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 estimated grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade

Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection - Heritage 6/2016:4304, $9,106 - Stack's/Bowers 10/2018:2044, $10,200 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:56

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:47, $27,025 - Heritage 8/2015:3955, $14,100 - Heritage 4/2016:4550, $25,850

#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2015:3029, $54,050 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:75, not sold

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 estimated grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade
#10 MS65 PCGS grade

Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection - Heritage 6/2016:4304, $9,106 - Stack's/Bowers 10/2018:2044, $10,200 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:56

Ron Guth:

The 1872 Three Cent Silver was the last date made for circulation, and it has the lowest mintage of any date in the entire series. This makes it very popular with date collectors, but the demand for this date also makes it pricey. Expect to find semi-Prooflike, well-struck examples.

This date has more survivors than some of the other dates, and enough Mint State examples survive to indicate that collectors put them aside as the last-year-of-issue souvenirs.

The finest example is the PCGS MS67+ featured above (and now residing in the Simpson Collection).