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1872 3CS MS60

CERTIFICATION#: 09090227
PCGS #: 3693

Expert Comments

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).

Diameter

14.30 millimeters
Designer

James Barton Longacre
Edge

Plain
Mintage

1000
Weight

0.75 grams
Metal Content

90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country

The United States of America
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PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 2 / 16 2 / 25
All Grades 40 R-8.7 2 / 16 2 / 25
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 2 / 16 2 / 25

Condition Census

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

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade 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 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