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Obverse of 1854 Three Cents - Silver     Reverse of 1854 Three Cents - Silver


1854 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 3670, 3701

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 671,000
Proofs: 
estimated 20

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, PA) just right of the opening of the C on the reverse.

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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