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.
Creamy white luster with a very faint golden-green hue. There are no significant marks o this beautiful Gem!
Very attractive with frosty white luster, a solid strike and very clean surfaces.
Rick russet toning.
Light iridescent golden-tan toning over a lustrous grainy surface. Well struck and premium quality for the grade.
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.
A wonderful Type-2, 3-cent Silver with a great strike and blast white luster. Just the barest trace of a golden haze on reverse attests to the originality of this fantastic gem!
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.
CAC approved. Only 22,000 minted and the survival rates appears to have been very low. PCGS and NGC combined have only graded about 150 coins and that includes 'cross-overs' and 'crack-outs'. This example has strong detail and very attractive original surfaces, plus it is clearly not a proof.
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.
A very scarce date with only 3,500 regular strikes and just 600 of these proofs minted. This example has rich russet toning and reveals hues of turquoise as it is tilted!
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.
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.
CAC approved. Magnificent deep olive-green and dove-gray toning gives this beautiful cameo Gem fantastic eye appeal! From the final year of this series and a proof-only issue with a mintage of just 600.