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

1862 3CS (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
3680
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
.75 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
343,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$8,250 • PCGS MS66 • 8-10-1990 • RARCOA
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3
40
3
4
39
4
6
42
6
8
55
8
10
58
10
12
62
1
12
15
65
15
20
70
2
20
25
74
2
25
30
78
2
30
45+
140
45+
50+
180
50+
53+
190
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210
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58+
225
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62+
290
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400
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675
4
64+
65+
1,050
3
65+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 16 / 16 22 / 25
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 16 / 16 23 / 25
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 16 / 16 25 / 25
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3132, $3,818.75

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2011:3197, $2,990

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2013:3132, $3,818.75

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2011:3197, $2,990

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1862, the mintage of the Three Cent Silver dropped another 150,000 (or so) to a grand total of 343,000 circulation strikes.  This has no effect on the pricing, which mimics that of the 1861 pretty much across the board.  Surprisingly, the population of the 1862 is hundreds higher than the 1861, and even higher when the 1862/1 overdate is added.  In fact, the 1862 has the third highest certified population of any Three-Cent Silver date except for 1851 (the first year of issue) and 1852.  Why the 1862 survives in such high numbers is unkown.

This date often comes heavulky clashmarked, with clear "ghosts" of the reverse surrounding the obverse star.  Also, this date can be found with an 1862/1 overdate; this can be cherrypicked often, as the overdate is subtle and almost looks like a normal date.

The PCGS Condition Census for the 1862 Three Cent Silver consists entirely of MS67 examples.