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. Attractive cream-white surfaces.
Cream-white luster and a sharp strike.
Well struck and attractive with rich satiny luster and just a touch of toning.
Beautiful lustrous original surfaces that are mostly white with a faint champagne hue. The strike is solid, particularly for a Type-2 'Trime' and die clashing is evident on both sides.
Very well struck, particularly for a Type-2. The surfaces show die clashing but are free of any significant marks. They have rich antique-white luster with a lavender hue.
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.
CAC. An incredibly sharp strike with rich frosty luster and splashes of violet-blue and champagne. The reverse is rotated 180 degrees. Great eye appeal.
CAC. Super flashy with highly reflective, deep mirrored fields and frosted design elements. The strike is needle-sharp and a light brush of champagne toning enhances the beauty of this scarce Civil War era 'Trime'!
Lustrous cream-white surfaces and well struck. A scarce Civil War date that saw a mintage of just 21,000.
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.
Flashy surfaces with a light gold shade and a little peripheral champagne accent. A scarce Civil War date with a mintage of only 8,000.
Scarce in any grade with just 22,000 minted. This is an exquisite slate-blue example with frosted devices, proof-like fields and iridescent golden hues. Very choice for the grade.
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.
CAC. A gorgeous brilliant proof with a touch of gold at the periphery. The strong cameo contrast is compelling. Just 725 proofs and 22,000 business strikes were minted.
Fantastic quality with electric lavender and blue toning around a cameo champagne-white core. The strike is needle-sharp and the surfaces are extremely well preserved. Rare as a business strike with a mere 4,000 struck.
A beautiful Gem with super flashy surfaces that have a nice mix of lavender, blue, and golden iridescent toning. A scarce date with just 625 of these proofs and only 4,000 regular strikes minted.
CAC. A nearly flawless Premium Gem with rich toning of lime-green and gold. A scarce date with just 600 proofs and 3,500 business strikes minted. Only 4 have graded numerically finer at PCGS.
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.