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.
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. 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.
CAC. Pure white frosty luster against deep mirrored fields gives this coin an amazing 'black and white' look. Precisely struck and simply incredible quality!