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

1869/'8' 3CS (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
3690
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
.75 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
4,500
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,850 • PCGS MS67 CAC • 10-30-2014 • Stack's Bowers
67+
30,000
1
67+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 50 R-8.5 1 / 16 1 / 25
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 1 / 16 1 / 25
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 16 1 / 25
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: The 3 Cent Silver 1869/8 is considered very rare. Less than a handful are believed to exist. A very tough coin for any collector to acquire in the 3 Cent Silver coin series.