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.
Sharp detail and very nearly mint state.
Creamy mint luster and a very sharp strike. Outstanding quality!
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. Very sharply struck with nice satiny mint luster. A tough date in this high of grade.
An attractive brilliant proof.
CAC stickered. Pleasant soft color.
CAC. Closed 3, as are all the proofs of this date. This is a premium Gem coin with a great strike, no significant marks and beautiful brilliant surfaces.
A needle-sharp strike and blemish-free with satiny rich luster.
A needle-sharp strike with nice brilliant surfaces and frost on the design features. A proof-only date and the 'key' to the series with a mere 510 coins minted.
CAC. Beautiful deep mirrored surfaces with crisp white luster and nicely frosted devices. The 'key' to this set with just 510 minted for 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 reflective fields with nicely frosted design elements. Only 510 pieces minted for this scarce proof-only date.
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!