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.
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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.
Just 600 minted. This example is blast white with excellent cameo contrast.
CAC. Well struck and devoid of significant marks with rich mint luster.
Blast white with super deep mirrored fields and nicely frosted devices. The early dates in this series are much rarer in proof than the later dates. Only 625 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 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.
A solid strike and virtually mark-free with creamy mint luster.
CAC. Boldly struck with satiny luster and gorgeous mark-free surfaces.
Blast white with outstanding cameo contrast. Only 600 minted.
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.