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U.S. Coin Values: 3-Cent Silver.

About 1854 3cS

The first year of the type 2 Three Cent Silvers in which the silver content was increased from 75% to 90% and a few minor design changes made. Extremely common through MS64 with MS65 and MS66 being slightly tougher to find. Only MS67's and better would be considered scarce. Beware of soft strikes and detracting clash-marks for this issue.

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 II issues (1854-58) there are two frame lines 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. An olive sprig is added above the roman numerals.

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Coin Date: 1854
Denomination: 3cS / Three Cent Silver
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 671,000
Coinage Type: Three cent silver
Coinage Years: 1854-1858
Composition: 0.9 silver; 0.1 copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 14 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 0.75 gr
Designer: James B. Longacre
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 3670
NGC ID: 22Z3
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