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SERIES: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1872
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1852 3CS (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
3666
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
.80 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
18,663,500
Metal Content:
75% Silver, 25% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,625 • NGC MS68 • 1-6-2016 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 35,000 R-2.6 4 / 4 25 / 25
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 4 / 4 25 / 25
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 3 / 4 TIE 23 / 25 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
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Ron Guth: The 1852 Three Cents Silver boasts the highest mintage of the entire series.  In fact, its mintage of 18,663,500 coins is more than seven million coins higher than the nearest contenders (1853 and 1865).  As might be expected, this is a common coin in just about every grade.  To be sure, it has the highest overall certified population of any date in the series (per the PCGS Population Report as of October 2011).

The most common Mint State grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63 (with a nearly identical population figure).  Above MS-65, the population drops sharply, especially in MS-67.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are a pair of MS-68s.