1856 3CS MS62 Certification #41024788, PCGS #3672

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1856, the mintage of the Three-Cent Silver jumped to almost 1.5 million pieces, presumably because of demand from commercial channels.  This makes the 1856 one of the more common dates in the series.  Hundreds of Mint State examples are known, mostly in MS62 to MS64.  Gems are scarce but not rare, but in MS66 this date becomes extremely elusive.  In MS67, the 1856 3 Cent Silver is a supreme condition-rarity.

This date often comes weakly struck, especially on the legends and stars at the periphery, but clashmarks are less of a problem for this date than, say, 1855.

PCGS #
3672
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
14.30 millimeters
Weight
0.75 grams
Mintage
1458000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
209
Pop Lower
289
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 3 / 5 14 / 25 TIE
All Grades 400 R-6.2 2 / 5 TIE 13 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 60 R-8.4 2 / 5 9 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 2000
All Grades 400
60 or Better 60
65 or Better R-4.6
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better 3 / 5
All Grades 2 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 5
65 or Better 14 / 25 TIE
All Grades 13 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 25 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 3/2005:203 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98101, $23,500

2 MS66+PCGS grade MS66+PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1261, not sold

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 3/2005:203 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98101, $23,500

MS66+PCGS grade #2 MS66+PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1261, not sold

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade