1861 3CS VF35 Certification #22007257, PCGS #3679

Owner's Comments

Estimated Cost - bought raw

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1861 Three Cent Silver has the highest mintage of any date in the 1860s, but this is a relative term, since the 1852 (the most common date in the series) has a mintage that is 375 times that of the 1861.  This disparate relationship does not translate to the PCGS Population Report, where the census of the 1852 is only twice that of the 1861, but this is due to the fact that most circulated examples never make it to the grading services.

The PCGS Condition Census contains a full complement of MS67 examples, meaning that collectors can find some wonderful examples on the market.  The 1861 usually comes well struck, seldom with clashmarks, and often with rich, frosty luster.  For type purposes, this is a great date, and one that offers excellent value.

PCGS #
3679
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
14.30 millimeters
Weight
0.75 grams
Mintage
497000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1335
Pop Lower
10
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 7500 R-3.5 15 / 16 21 / 25
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 14 / 16 TIE 20 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 15 / 16 22 / 25
65 or Better 7500
All Grades 1000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better R-3.5
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better 15 / 16
All Grades 14 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 16
65 or Better 21 / 25
All Grades 20 / 25 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 25

Condition Census Learn More

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