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Silver Three-Cent Pieces
     Silver Three Cents(1851-1873)


  "3" is odd and strange face value for coin, not many country use this denomination. In the US coin history, however, there were two different kind of 3 cents coins in 19th century. One made by silver and the other by nickel. Silver Three Cents(called the Trime) were issued 15 years earlier than Nickel Three Cents and the coin contain 75% of silver.
Silver Three Cent is the smallest of US coin, only 14 mm in size, much smaller than Roosevelt dime(17.9mm).

Key Dates: all coins issued after 1863
 
Silver Three Cents Specification
Designer:
 James B. Longacre
Composition:
 Silver(75%) + Copper(25%)
Weight:
 0.80g
Diameter:
 14 mm
Mint marks:
 (P), O-New Orleans
   All minted in Philadelphia
   except 1851-O
Edge:
 Plain
Silver Three Cents Type coins
We are stocking Silver Three Cents...
But we don't think we can maintain full stock of Silver three cents.
We just want to sell what we have as Type coin.
    The initial design have no outline surrounded the six-pointed star.  
Silver 3 Cents
Variety 1
VG-8 or better
Sale: $ 49.00
 
Silver 3 Cents
Variety 1
AU-50
Sale: $ 199.00
Variety 1(1851-1853)      
 
    Double line added on out side of the star. Also a olive sprig and three arrows added over and beneath the Roman number III.  
Silver 3 Cents
Variety 2
VG-8 or better
Sale: $ 59.00
 
Silver 3 Cents
Variety 2
AU-50
Sale: $ 199.00
Variety 2(1854-1858)      
 
    One of the outline removed and just one outline surrounded the star. No change made on reverse.  
Silver 3 Cents
Variety 3
VG-8 or better
Sale: $ 79.00
 
Silver 3 Cents
Variety 3
AU-50
Sale: $ 225.00
Variety 3(1859-1873)      
 
           
Nickel Three Cents   
                 
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