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1852 3-Cent Silver Date Repunched Over Inverted Date, FS-301

1852 3-Cent Silver Date Repunched Over Inverted Date, FS-301

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 374621)

The 1852 3-Cent Silver is part of a series of Three cent silver coins struck from 1851-1853. The specific variety is Date Repunched Over Inverted Date. 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 18,663,500 struck.
At a mintage of over 18.6 million, the 1852 is the highest for the Three Cent Silver Series making it the ultimate type coin. Extremely common through MS65, with 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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GSID: 374621
Coin Date: 1852
Denomination: 3cS / 3-Cent Silver
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,663,500
Coinage Type: Three cent silver
Coinage Years: 1851-1853
Composition: 0.75 silver; 0.25 copper
Variety: Date Repunched Over Inverted Date
Variety 2: FS-301
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, 1852
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: III
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 38577

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