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Obverse of 1866 Three Cents - Silver     Reverse of 1866 Three Cents - Silver


1866 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 3686, 3716

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,000
Proofs: 
725

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 5 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-66.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

Auction appearances:
NGC Proof 65
- Goldbergs 02/2001:1471, $1,207.00

PCGS MS-63
- Bowers & Merena 06/2001:220, $690.00

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