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Obverse of 1867 Three Cents - Silver     Reverse of 1867 Three Cents - Silver


1867 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 3687, 3717

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,000
Proofs: 
625

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 R.M. Smythe

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5984, plated, sold for $4,600.00

Gem Brilliant Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - R.M. Smythe "Nebraska Part IV", November 17, 2000, Lot 1607

Brilliant Proof 64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4190, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4191, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4192, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

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