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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 3700)

The 1871 Three Cent Silver is part of a series of Three cent silver coins struck from 1859-1873. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of 0.9 silver; 0.1 copper from a mintage of 960 struck.
With a higher mintage for the series of 960 coins, this Proof Three Cent Silver Issue is an ideal type coin. Common all the way through PR66, with just the finest gems in PR67. PR68 is very rare as only very few exist. Cameo pieces are far more difficult to locate in all grades and deep cameos are a rarity. Look for attractive toners as they are abundant for this series.
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 III issues (1859-73) there is a single 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. An olive sprig is added above the roman numerals.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 3700
Coin Date: 1871
Denomination: 3cS / Three Cent Silver
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
Coinage Type: Three cent silver
Coinage Years: 1859-1873
Composition: 0.9 silver; 0.1 copper
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 14 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 0.75 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1871
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: III
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 3722
NGC ID: 27CG
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