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1872 THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS Nos: 3693, 3723

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,000
Proofs: 
950

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-67.

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 Proof-64
- Heritage 05/2001:6741, $506.00
 

NGC Proof-63
- Bowers & Merena 03/2001:1365, $632.50

Choice Brilliant Proof
- Stack's 09/2000, 204, $460.00

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