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Obverse of 1864 Three Cents     Reverse of 1864 Three Cents


1864 THREE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3684, 3714

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,000
Proofs: 
470

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

Notes:
The 1864 Three-Cent Silver was restruck in Copper and Aluminum.

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-68's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

Auction appearances:
NGC MS-68.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 290, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1362, sold for $747.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 120, sold for $718.75

NGC Proof 63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4189, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

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