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SERIES: Star Three Cent Silvers 1851-1873
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1851 3CS (Proof)

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PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
3696
Diameter:
14.30 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
.80 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
4
Metal Content:
75% Silver, 25% Copper
Auction Record:
$172,500 • PCGS PR65 • 11-16-2012 • Stack's Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Relative Rarity
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Relative Rarity
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All Grades 2 R-9.9 1 / 2 1 / 24
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 2 1 / 24
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 2 1 / 24
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman “Nicholas Petry Collection” 5/1893 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:859, $61,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3034, $172,500

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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade

S.H. & H. Chapman “Nicholas Petry Collection” 5/1893 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:859, $61,600 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3034, $172,500

Jaime Hernandez: One of the great rarieties in the Silver 3 Cent series. The 1851 Proof 3 Cent Silver coins are beleived to have been struck to celebrate the introduction of this new series. Breen indicated there were 4 examples struck in Proof. PCGS has certified one lone in example in PR66,  this is the same example that was sold in in the 1996 Eliasberg Sale, at the time described as being in PR65 condition.