1857 3CS AU58 Certification #38907186, PCGS #3673

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The mintage of the 1857 Three-Cent Silver is just over a million pieces, so it is usually priced the same as the more common 1858 (the most common date in the Type 2 series).  However, there is little comparison between the two when their surviving populations are compared.  According to the PCGS Population Report, the 1857 is more than twice as scarce as the 1858, not only in all grades, but in Mint State, as well. 

Often, this date exhibits clashmarks (sometimes with indications of multiple die clashes), and both sides may show weakness on the outer peipheries.

The finest examples certified by PCGS are six at the MS66 level.

PCGS #
3673
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
14.30 millimeters
Weight
0.75 grams
Mintage
1042000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
246
Pop Lower
137
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 1500 R-4.8 2 / 5 13 / 25
All Grades 400 R-6.2 2 / 5 TIE 13 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 3 / 5 11 / 25 TIE
65 or Better 1500
All Grades 400
60 or Better 75
65 or Better R-4.8
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better 2 / 5
All Grades 2 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 5
65 or Better 13 / 25
All Grades 13 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 25 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Northeast Numismatics, sold privately in 2/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30114, $11,750

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:52

5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:53

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Northeast Numismatics, sold privately in 2/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30114, $11,750

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Larry Shapiro Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:52

MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 3/2019:53