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Obverse of 1860 Three Cents     Reverse of 1860 Three Cents

 


1860 THREE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3678, 3709

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 286,000
Proofs: 
1,000

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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-65's.

Auction appearances:
PCGS AU-58 (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 147, illustrated (mis-plated over Lot 149), $552.00

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