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.
Delicate lite golden tone
A nice Gem example of this scarce early proof. Just 725 minted.
A beautiful brilliant Gem with a faint iridescent hue of green and gold. Only 625 proofs issued.
Extremely well struck with rich frosty mint luster and beautiful clean surfaces. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS.
CAC. Only 625 proofs issued making this date much rarer than the later date Three Cent Nickels in proof. The present example has a needle-sharp strike and a light iridescent hue over beautiful reflective surfaces.
CAC. Satiny mint luster with no significant marks.
Well struck with nice mirrored surfaces and a faint golden hue. Much scarcer than the later date proofs in this series with a mintage of just 600 coins.
A beautiful Gem with crisp mint luster and an excellent strike.
CAC. Beautiful blast white luster with considerable mint frost and fantastic eye appeal. A very tough date as a business strike in this high of grade.
Very well struck and lustrous.
CAC stickered. Pleasant soft color.
Closed 3, as were all 1,100 proofs minted for this date. This example is extremely well struck with deep mirrored fields and a nice nickel-gray patina.
Closed 3. A very attractive brilliant Gem with strong contrast between the mirrored fields and the frosted design elements.
CAC approved. Closed 3 as are all the proofs of this date. A premium Gem coin with a great strike, no significant marks and beautiful brilliant surfaces. Only a single 66+ has graded higher at PCGS.
An attractive low mintage proof with flashy mirrored surfaces and a faint golden hue. Just 700 minted.
Attractive golden tone with a touch of peripheral blue.
This low mintage proof-only issue is by far the rarest date in this popular series. The present brilliant example has nice deep mirrored surfaces that contrast nicely with frosty devices.
CAC approved. Beautiful deep mirrored surfaces with crisp white luster and nicely frosted devices. The 'key' to this set with just 510 minted in this proof-only date.
CAC. Needle-sharp with nicely frosted devices which contrast sharply against pristine mirrored fields. A proof-only date and the 'key' to the series.