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Obverse of 1865 Three Cents - Silver     Reverse of 1865 Three Cents - Silver


1865 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 3685, 3715

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,000
Proofs: 
500

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 example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-65.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66. 
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” 7/2003:291, $2,070.00

Proof-64
- Bowers and Merena 10/2000:410, $529.00

NGC MS-63
- Bowers & Merena 03/2001:1363,$747.50

PCGS AU-55
- Heritage 08/2000:6746, $402.50

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