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1855 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 3671, 3702

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 139,000
Proofs: 
estimated 40

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.

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5981, plated, sold for $13,512.50

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1354 Not Sold  From David Akers' sale of the John Jay Pittman Collection, October 1997, Lot 405.  Formerly from B. Max Mehl's sale of the Will W. Neil Collection, June 1947, Lot 1772; John Jay Pittman purchased the present specimen from the Neil Collection fro $78.50

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 376, illustrated, sold for $9,315.00

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