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1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC.


Price $9,750.00


DESCRIPTION
Top Pop Superb Gem 1853 Trime
None Finer at PCGS or CAC

1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC.
Vividly lustrous and attractively toned with frosty surfaces that border on pristine. Blue and turquoise iridescence accents the obverse, while deeper bronze and crimson toning frames the borders on each side. This piece is one of the very finest known, and none are listed higher at PCGS or CAC. It is tied with the magnificent Pogue specimen and the record-setting example from our June 2021 Auction that sold for $38,400.

The first three years of the new silver three-cent piece saw the greatest numbers struck, along with the only issue struck at a branch mint. Initially the new silver three-cent pieces circulated widely and were indeed primarily used for postage stamps as was intended. Soon, the coin's small size proved to be its greatest weakness; they were frequently damaged or lost, plus they tended to discolor easily compared to the larger silver coins that included more silver. This earned the silver three-cent pieces the sobriquet of "fish scales" in common parlance. Production reached its zenith in 1852, and remained strong in 1853 with over 11 million struck.

While a decent number of Choice pieces are known, coins at the MS-65 level become more of a challenge. Superb Gem specimens are the exceptions and are eagerly sought. Here is a beautiful coin that would be just right for the finest Registry Set.

PCGS# 3667.NGC ID: 22Z2.

PCGS Population: 10; none finer.
CAC Population: 17; none finer.

PREVIOUS PRICES REALIZED
IMAGEAUCTION/LOTDESCRIPTIONDATEREALIZED**
Session 4 - The 1853 Collection
Lot 10009
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-67 (NGC). Oct 14$4,993.75
Session 7 - The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part VII - Masterpieces of United States Coinage - Lots 7001-7421
Lot 7022
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-67 (PCGS). CAC. Mar 20$7,200.00
Session 8 - Rarities - Lots 9001-9238
Lot 9087
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC. Nov 20$7,800.00
Session 1 - Numismatic Americana & U.S. Coins Part 1 - Lots 1001-1447
Lot 1353
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-67+ (PCGS). CAC. Jun 21$38,400.00
The March 2019 Collectors Choice Online Auction - U.S. Coins - Lots 91001-91538
Lot 91058
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-66 (PCGS). Mar 19$900.00
Session 2 - U.S. Coins Part II: Exonumia Colonials-Silver Dollars Commemoratives and Patterns - Lots 1001-1604
Lot 1171
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-66 (PCGS). Gold Shield Holder. Jun 18$780.00
Session 4 - The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection
Lot 5058
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-66 (PCGS). Jul 15$881.25
Session 3 - Lots 2001-2180
Lot 2006
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC. Feb 15$1,028.13
Session 4 - U.S. Coins Part 1 - Lots 5001-5265
Lot 5061
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. Nov 20$1,560.00
Session 2 - U.S. Coins Part 2, featuring the Rainbow Collection - Lots 2001-2369
Lot 2079
1853 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. Mar 21$1,680.00

** NOTE. All prices realized reflect the final hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

PRICE GUIDE
GRADEGREYSHEETCOLLECTOR'S PRICE GUIDECAC MARKET REVIEWCOIN WORLD TRENDSPCGS PRICE GUIDEPCGS +NGC PRICE GUIDENGC +
66$850$1,090$1,250$1,500$1,250$2,000$1,775-
67$3,000$3,750$5,000-$4,500$10,000$6,500-
68$16,200$19,400$26,400-----

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

POPULATION GUIDE
SERVICEGRADEPOPULATION IN THIS GRADEPLUSPOPULATION IN HIGHER GRADETOTAL
PCGS671610101,365
NGC67000278
CAC6717-0160

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

PCGS POPULATION GUIDE
GRADE12346810121520253035404545+5050+5353+5555+5858+60616262+6363+6464+6565+6666+6767+6868+6970Total
Base2513271315821182233234048-38-32-83-105-6191491187-2221131178161610----1,365
Percent000000101112123-2-2-6-7-0110013-160905110----100

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact PCGS to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

NGC POPULATION GUIDE
GRADE12346810121520253035404545+5050+5353+5555+5858+60616262+6363+6464+6565+6666+6767+6868+6970Total
Base-152917222921213028251625-7-20-----------------------278
Percent-01036710771010858-2-7-----------------------100
Star------------------------------------------0
Total-152917222921213028251625-7-20-----------------------278

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact NGC to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

CAC POPULATION GUIDE
Grade123468101215202530354045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Gold-----------------1-1-12-------5
Green-----------1--2--6132-91528283417---155

**NOTE. Information listed is intended to be as accurate as possible, and is being provided to our customers as a service. As errors can occur, you should contact CAC to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

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