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Obverse of 1873 Three Cents - Silver     Reverse of 1873 Three Cents - Silver


1873 THREE CENTS (SILVER)

PCGS No: 3724

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 
600

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

Varieties:
Open 3
Closed 3

Notes:
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

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

Auction appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 123, sold for $1,092.50

ICG Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1366, "Closed 3", sold for $1,035.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 87, plated, sold for $2,070.00  Purchased privately from Dan Brown on April 11, 1972

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1367, "Closed 3", sold for $833.75

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1077

Proof-63 Scratched.  Ex -  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6695, not illustrated, sold for $603.75, Previously offered Nov '99 Santa Clara Sale

PCGS Proof 62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4195, "Closed 3", not illustrated, sold for $632.50

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