Three Cent Silver
The Three Cents first appeared in 1851 and ran through 1873, although pattern coins for the denomination were produced in 1849 and 1850. The original purpose of the Three Cents coins was to provide a denomination between the Cent and Half Dime. Again in 1873, only Proof examples were struck. All silver Three Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint with the exception of the 1851-O Trime.