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.
Random Common Dates
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.
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.
A very scarce proof with just 625 struck. The later dates in this series had minuscule business strike mintages but are fairly plentiful in proof. Just the opposite is true of the early dates. This example is beautiful with vibrant brilliant proof surfaces and just a faint ice-blue and gold hue. Only 1 has graded numerically finer at NGC.
Very well struck with rich vibrant mint luster.
Extremely well struck with rich frosty mint luster and beautiful clean surfaces. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS.
CAC. Blast white with super deep mirrored fields and heavily frosted design elements. Nearly flawless and a coin that looks like it should have received a 'Cameo' designation!
A solid strike and virtually mark-free with creamy mint luster.
A beautiful Gem with crisp mint luster and an excellent strike. A tough date in this high of grade.
CAC. Flashy with a sharp strike and deep mirrored fields. Just 1,000 minted.
CAC. A nice pleasing brilliant proof. Just 1,000 minted.
From a mintage of just 1000 coins this is a nice brilliant example with cameo producing frost on the design features.