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Obverse of 1852 Three Cents     Reverse of 1852 Three Cents


1852 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS No: 3666

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 18,663,500
Proofs: 
1 known

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: ±14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 75%
Copper - 25%

Weight: ±12.4 grains (±.8 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) just right of the opening of the C on the reverse.

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 287, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00

ICG MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 288, illustrated, unsold

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service