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1851 3-Cent Silver

1851 3-Cent Silver

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 3617)

The 1851 3-Cent Silver is part of a series of Three cent silver coins struck from 1851-1853. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 0.75 silver; 0.25 copper from a mintage of 5,447,400 struck.
The first year of issue for the Three Cent Silver Series, which also happens to be one of the most common issues. This fantastic type coin is extremely common through MS64 with MS65 and MS66 being slightly tougher to find. Only MS67's and better would be considered scarce.
Obverse: A six-pointed star with a harp in the center is surrounded by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the periphery and the date positioned at the bottom. For the type I issues (1851-53) there is no frame line around the star.
Reverse: The roman numeral III is centered in the design ensconced in a large, bejeweled letter C surrounded by 13 stars on the periphery.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 3617
Coin Date: 1851
Denomination: 3cS / 3-Cent Silver
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,447,400
Coinage Type: Three cent silver
Coinage Years: 1851-1853
Composition: 0.75 silver; 0.25 copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 14 mm
Fineness: 0.75
Weight: 0.75 gr
Weight: 0.02646 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1851
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: III
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 3664

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