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.
Well struck and lustrous with a lovely light golden-green hue.
CAC. Well struck with essentially flawless surfaces. A bold silver-white patina is accented by very light hues of pinkish-gold. Very attractive!
Lustrous surfaces with attractive toning and just a touch of 'rub'. Very nearly mint state.
AU Details - Smoothed.
From the first year of the series and the only date struck at the New Orleans mint. This is a nice lustrous example that is well struck with very clean surfaces.
Pristine and well struck with beautiful blast white luster. Super quality!
Nice original cream-white luster with just a sprinkle of color and nearly flawless surfaces.
CAC. A gorgeous upper-end Premium Gem with thick creamy white luster and pristine surfaces.
Smoothed - UNC Details.
Well struck with a silver-gray and golden-tan patina.
Well struck and lustrous with pleasing faint champagne toning.
Satiny mint luster with a light champagne hue. A difficult date to locate in mint state.
AU-Details - Smoothed.
Satiny surfaces with vibrant luster and attractive pastel toning. The core is champagne-gold with turquoise and lavender developing towards the rim.
A needle-sharp strike with white surfaces and nice reflective mirrored fields.
CAC. A beautiful 'Trime' with brilliant deep mirrored fields and a razor-sharp strike. There are no significant marks and it seems like the 63 grade is a bit too conservative.
Cleaning - UNC Details.
CAC. A well struck Premium Gem with lustrous satiny surfaces that display rich toning of dove-gray, gold and turquoise.