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 approved. Flashy mint luster and well struck with delicate shades of gold and turquoise.
Rick russet toning.
CAC. Blazing brilliant mint luster with a very faint golden hue. The surfaces are essentially perfect and the eye appeal is outstanding.
CAC approved. Nearly full brilliant luster with subtle hints of gold. A gorgeous high-end Premium Gem!
CAC approved. A very scarce proof with an estimated 75 coins known to exist. This example is well struck with nice light gold surfaces and outstanding eye appeal. The 62 grade is very conservative.
Well struck and lustrous with light toning.
Here's a beautiful Gem Type-2 3-Cent Silver. Rich brilliant luster blankets this well struck coin with just a trace of color. The eye appeal is exceptional.
Blast white on the obverse with light gold on the reverse. A very scarce proof with a mintage of just 210 - by far the lowest proof mintage in the series!
An amazing example of this scarce Civil War era Three-Cent Silver with proof-like surfaces and frosted devices. The luster is fully brilliant and the surfaces unblemished on this Premium Gem. An obverse die bulge above the star, clash marks, and die polish lines in the fields are evidence of this being a business strike rather than a more commonly encountered proof. Only 21,000 minted.
A scarce Civil War era date with just 470 proofs and 12,000 business strike minted. This is a lovely blast white coin with heavily frosted devices and outstanding eye appeal.
This scarce post Civil War issue saw a proof mintage of 725 with 22,000 business strikes. The present example has deep mirror surfaces with rich dove-gray, blue and gold toning. The strike is precise and the eye appeal is excellent.
A wonderful coin with pristine, deep mirrored surfaces and rich olive-green toning with hints of blue and gold. Only 625 proofs and 4,000 business strikes for this tough date.
CAC. Rich hues of lime-green, dove-gray and gold blanket this beautiful Gem Proof. Even under magnification, the surfaces appear flawless and the eye appeal is outstanding. A scarce date with only 1,000 proofs and 3,000 business strikes minted.
A scarce date with just 960 proofs and 3,400 business strikes minted. This mostly brilliant, well detailed proof has a very faint golden hue and excellent eye appeal.
With a mere 3,400 business strikes made, a proof is the best chance collectors have of locating a high quality coin. This example has deep iridescent toning and excellent eye appeal. 960 proofs minted.
Closed 3. Beautiful rich blue-green mirrored fields with a touch of peripheral gold. The devices are frosted a lighter sea-green and the overall beauty of this scarce proof-only Three Cent Silver is truly compelling. Only 600 minted.
A proof-only date with a mere 600 pieces minted. This example has bright mirrored surfaces with a touch of toning mainly at the rim.
Rich deep iridescent toning with deep mirrored surfaces. A scarce proof-only date with just 600 minted.
CAC. Deeply mirrored surfaces with rich toning displaying hues of champagne, gold and blue. Only 600 pieces minted in this scarce proof-only year. Ex: 5/1957 Stack's Sale, lot 57 and pedigreed on the holder to the Teich Family Collection.