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1851-O THREE CENTS - SILVER

PCGS No: 3665

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 720,000
Proofs: 
1 known

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 14.3 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 75%
Copper - 25%

Weight: 12 grains (.8 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, Louisiana) just right of the opening of the C on the reverse.

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65
- Goldbergs 10/2000:1432

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).
- J.H. Nunn, 8/1944 (as part of a complete set for $135.00)
- Goldbergs 02/2002:133, $425.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service