1859 THREE CENTS
PCGS Nos: 3677, 3708
Circulation strikes: 365,000
Silver - 75%
Copper - 25%
grains (±.8 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) just right of the opening of the C on the reverse.
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.
The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.
NGC Proof-65. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August
6-7, 2000, Lot 6748, not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00
NGC Proof 64. Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October
1-3, 2000, Lot 4186, not illustrated, sold for $598.00
PCGS Proof-63 (illustrated
above). Ex - J.H. Nunn, August 30, 1944, as part of a complete set from
1851-1873 for $135.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s
"Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 146, sold for $1,437.00
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin