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.
Pleasing mirrored surfaces exhibit a subtle gold tint and a razor-sharp strike. While this first year issue had a series high mintage for a business strike, proofs saw the lowest mintage of the series with a production of only 500 pieces.
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.
Well struck with brilliant nickel-white surfaces. Only 3 coins grade finer at NGC.
Creamy lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike.
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.
Attractive nickel-gray surfaces exhibit a sharp strike and a clean look.
CAC. Beautiful nearly pristine surfaces exhibit a faint gold tint and a super strike. Quite scarce at this grade level. Only 1 coin has graded finer at PCGS.
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.
Frosty nickel-white surfaces and a sharp strike.
An attractive Gem Proof from a mintage of just 700 coins.
Gorgeous nickel white surfaces offer nearly a pristine look and excellent contrast between mirrored fields and frosted design elements. Just 700 pieces were struck. Only 3 coins have graded 'deep cameo' for this date and this is the highest grade example. A true prize and extremely desirable.
CAC. Pleasing mirrored fields with nice contrast from devices with light frost. Only 1,150 were minted.
CAC. Attractively mirrored surfaces and a clean look. A proof-only date with a mintage of only 510 pieces.
CAC. A proof-only year with a mintage of just 900. This lovely Gem shows heavily frosted design elements that contrast beautifully against highly reflective deep mirrored fields. The surfaces are clean with just a faint touch of champagne-gold.
CAC. A beautiful example of this scarce poof-only date with a razor-sharp strike. The nickel-gray surfaces exhibit a touch of soft gold and are virtually flawless. Only 510 pieces were minted.