The 1852 3 cent coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.
Type: 3 Cent Coin
Face Value: $0.03
Composition: 75% silver, 25% copper
Silver Weight: .02116 oz.
Total Weight: .80 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $0.50
The US minted the 1852 3 cent coin with no mint mark. No other series varieties were minted for this year.
This coin in circulated condition is worth much more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $0.50 as of September 30, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $23.74 per ounce.
The 1852 3 cent coin is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $65. In uncirculated condition the price is around $200 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $275.
1 Over Inverted 2 Error Coins
There is a notable error coin to look for. This error can be found on the obverse side of the coin on the date. On these error coins the number 1 is minted over an inverted 2.
The 1852 3 cent coin with the 1 over inverted 2 error is more valuable than the standard coins. There isn't much sales data in the lower condition grades, but in uncirculated condition the price is around $1,150 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,425.
Good- The star is worn and smooth. The legend and the date are both readable.
Very fine- The star ridges only show a small amount of wear.
MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.
MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.
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