Silver Three Cent Pieces were also known as ‘Trimes’ and were minted from 1851 to 1873. They were the smallest United States silver coin.
Non-proof Silver Three Cent Pieces from 1863 to 1872 are rare as nearly the entire production was melted in 1873. 1873 was a scarce proof-only issue and the last year of the Silver Three Cent series with a mintage of just 600 coins.
A high quality example of this scarce proof which saw a mintage of just 500. This example is nearly flawless with ultra deep mirrored fields which contrast beautifully with heavily frosted design features.
Satiny brilliant luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Sharply struck with rich brilliant luster over nearly perfect surfaces. Die clashing on both sides as well as some neat die cracks on the reverse.
CAC. Flashy deep mirrored fields and a needle-sharp strike. The design features are heavily frosted and help give this Gem outstanding eye appeal. Only 725 struck.
This second year Three Cent-Nickel saw a proof mintage of just 725 compared to the dates in the 1880's which had mintages of 2,000 to 6,000 pieces! This is one of the finest survivors with super flashy surfaces and heavy frost on the design. The strike is needle-sharp and there are no significant marks.
Rich creamy luster over a strong strike and nice clean surfaces.
A solid strike and virtually mark-free with creamy mint luster.
Brilliant and lustrous. Uncommon this nice with only 1 coin graded numerically finer at PCGS.
CAC. Beautiful blast white mirrored fields and frosted devices.
CAC. A needle-sharp strike with deep mirrored brilliant fields that contrast beautifully with the white frosted design features.
Blast white and a needle-sharp strike with beautiful cameo contrast. Just 600 minted.
A well struck brilliant proof with lightly frosted design features. Just 1,000 minted.
Very well struck with rich satiny luster.
CAC. One of the finest surviving examples from a mintage of 1,000 proofs. This coin is blast white with fantastic 'cameo' contrast. The eye appeal is exceptional!
Rich lustrous surfaces and a needle sharp strike with no significant marks. Super for the grade and a tough date to find this nice.
Beautiful brilliant lustrous surfaces are enhanced by a razor-sharp strike. PCGS has graded only 2 coins finer.
CAC. Nice brilliant highly reflective surfaces and a sharp strike. Only 950 proofs minted.
Lustrous and sharply struck with nice clean surfaces.
CAC. Sharply struck with crisp white luster.
Just 950 minted.