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.
CAC. Sharply struck with rich brilliant luster over nearly perfect surfaces. Die clashing on both sides as well as some neat die cracks on the reverse.
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.
Rich creamy luster over a strong strike and nice clean surfaces.
A solid strike and virtually mark-free with creamy mint luster.
Brilliant and lustrous. Uncommon this nice with only 1 coin graded numerically finer at PCGS.
CAC. A needle-sharp strike with deep mirrored brilliant fields that contrast beautifully with the white frosted design features.
Blast white and a needle-sharp strike with beautiful cameo contrast. Just 600 minted.
Satiny luster and a sharp strike with nice clean surfaces.
A well struck brilliant proof with lightly frosted design features. Just 1,000 minted.
Very well struck with rich satiny luster.
A better proof with a mintage of just 1,000.
CAC. A flashy brilliant proof. Just 960 minted.
Rich lustrous surfaces and a needle sharp strike with no significant marks. Super for the grade and a tough date to find this nice.
Beautiful brilliant lustrous surfaces are enhanced by a razor-sharp strike. PCGS has graded only 2 coins finer.
CAC. Satiny surfaces and a solid strike with no significant marks. 862,000 minted and a very tough date in high grade. NGC has graded just 4 coins numerically finer.
CAC. Nice brilliant highly reflective surfaces and a sharp strike. Only 950 proofs minted.
Lustrous and sharply struck with nice clean surfaces.
CAC. Open 3. Satiny surfaces with rich mint luster and no significant marks. PCGS has only graded 9 coins numerically finer.
Deep mirrored fields contrast beautifully with the design features which are heavily frosted. A modest 700 proofs minted.