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 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.
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. Pure untoned brilliant luster with a sharp strike and no significant marks.
CAC. Very sharply struck with nice satiny mint luster. A tough date in this high of grade.