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.
A splendid first year example that exhibits very strong luster with vibrant silver-white surfaces and a sharp strike. Extremely attractive and quite elusive at this grade level. Nothing has graded numerically finer at either service.
Well struck with attractive light champagne-gold surfaces. The only Three Cent-Silver struck at the New Orleans Mint.
Very sharply struck with frosty white luster and a light sprinkle of gold. Devoid of marks or problems of any kind. Super quality!
CAC. Blast white surfaces and a strong strike with deep mirrored fields. Approximately 210 minted which is the lowest proof mintage in the series and only about 100 are estimated to have survived. A wonderful example with excellent eye appeal.
Flashy deep mirrored surfaces with rich lavender and turquoise toning. A popular Civil War date with just 1,000 minted.
Deeply mirrored fields are mostly white with a thin veil of champagne. While the coin is not 'cameo' designated, the star displays pleasant frost. Popular Civil-War date.
A beautiful blast white Gem with frost on the design, although not enough to garner a CAMEO designation from PCGS. Just 1,000 minted.
CAC. Beautiful intense satiny white luster. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are nearly flawless. Super eye appeal!
Beautiful satiny white luster and a razor sharp strike over semi proof-like surfaces. The surfaces are essentially flawless and the eye appeal is superb! Only 12,000 business strikes minted.
Rich multi-color toning highlights mirrored fields and cameo devices. Difficult Civil War date with a mintage of only 500. Desirability is further enhanced by the scarcity of business strikes. No cameo grades finer at NGC.
Blast white and a needle-sharp strike with proof-like surfaces. A better date with just 22,000 minted.
CAC. Richly mirrored surfaces capture honey, sea-green, and ruby accents. With a mintage of only 725 pieces, this issue is also coveted by date collectors as only 22,000 business strikes were produced.
Beautiful white surfaces with subtle champagne tint that exhibit deep mirrors and well frosted devices. A better date with only 1,000 proofs and 3,000 business strikes produced.
A flashy white core with a touch of nice original color at the rim. A scarce date with just 1,000 proofs and 3,000 business strikes minted.
A beautiful Premium Gem with vibrant turquoise and rose toning dancing off amazing deep mirrored surfaces. A better date with just 1,000 proofs and 3,000 business strikes minted.
CAC. Beautiful gold and green pastels rest upon highly reflective surfaces. The look is very clean and the eye appeal is excellent. Housed in an old 'blue label' holder.
Frosted white design features with flashy mirrored fields that have a light lavender hue. Very scarce as a business strike and just 950 of these proofs minted. A beautiful coin that is conservatively graded.
CAC. Rich iridescent multi-color toning. A very desirable proof-only date that is also the last issue of the series with a mintage of only 600.
CAC. Beautiful deep iridescent toning with shades of turquoise, lavender, green, and gold.