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.
Creamy mint luster and a very sharp strike. Outstanding quality!
A nice Gem example of this scarce early proof. Just 725 minted.
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 2 have graded finer at NGC.
Extremely well struck with rich frosty mint luster and beautiful clean surfaces. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS.
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. A tough date in this high of grade.
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.
An attractive brilliant proof.
Very well struck and lustrous.
CAC stickered. Pleasant soft color.
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.
A needle-sharp strike and blemish-free with satiny rich luster.
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.
Lovely mirrored surfaces. A touch of cameo is captured on the devices (though not noted) Lite golden hue adds an attractive accent. A mintage record of 510+ is the 2nd lowest proof mintage in the entire series.
A beautiful blast white Gem with nice cameo producing frost on the devices.
Scarce proof-only date with a mere 2,350 minted.
CAC. A beautiful bright white example from this proof-only year. The strike is needle-sharp and the eye appeal is particularly strong!