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.
Creamy lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike.
Untoned with satiny luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Deeply mirrored surfaces with nice device contrast.
CAC. Frosty luster and a very sharp strike.
CAC. Very sharply struck with nearly flawless brilliant surfaces that have a light haze.
A better proof with a mintage of just 1,000.
Rich lustrous surfaces and a needle sharp strike with no significant marks. Super for the grade and a tough date to find this nice.
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.
Brilliant nickel-white surfaces and a sharp strike. A very scarce coin at this grade level with only 4 coins graded numerically finer at NGC.
CAC. Closed 3. Blast white and heavily frosted.
CAC. Open 3. Satiny surfaces with rich mint luster and no significant marks. PCGS has only graded 9 coins numerically finer.
Closed 3. Frosty nickel-white surfaces and an excellent strike with wonderful eye appeal.
CAC. Closed 3. Nicely mirrored fields with light cameo contrast.
Frosty nickel-white surfaces and a sharp strike.
An attractive Gem Proof from a mintage of just 700 coins.
Deep mirrored fields contrast beautifully with the design features which are heavily frosted. A modest 700 proofs minted.
An elusive date in Gem. This beauty has flashy white luster and a sharp strike.
CAC. Pleasing mirrored fields with nice contrast from devices with light frost. Only 1,150 were minted.