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
Well struck with nearly flawless surfaces and flashy brilliant mint luster.
Deep mirrored brilliant surfaces with pleasing cameo contrast. Just 500 proofs minted.
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.
A pleasing example of this better proof with brilliant surfaces and a sharp strike.
Satiny brilliant luster and a sharp strike.
Well struck and nearly mark-free with flashy crisp white luster.
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.
Satiny mint luster over nearly mark-free surfaces.
Rich creamy luster over a strong strike and nice clean surfaces.
CAC. Well struck with vibrant white luster and nearly mark-free surfaces.
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!
CAC. Blazing white luster and a great strike.
A solid strike and virtually mark-free with creamy mint luster.
A needle-sharp strike with flashy brilliant mint luster and no significant marks. 3 have graded 66+ at PCGS with just a single coin grading numerically finer.
CAC. Flashy white surfaces with strong cameo contrast. The 600 coin proof mintage is the second lowest in the series.
A blast white proof with dramatic contrast between the deep mirrored fields and the heavily frosted design. Super quality with just 2 grading numerically finer at PCGS.