Three Cent Silver

Three Cent Silver

  • 1851 3CS Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66
    1851 3CS Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094013

    1851 3CS Three Cent Silver PCGS MS66

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  • 1857 3CS Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65
    1857 3CS Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504218002

    1857 3CS Three Cent Silver PCGS MS65

    $2,970.00
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  • 1860 3CS Three Cent Silver NGC MS67
    1860 3CS Three Cent Silver NGC MS67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094017

    1860 3CS Three Cent Silver NGC MS67

    $4,320.00
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  • 1861 3CS CAC Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR65
    1861 3CS CAC Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 910026031

    1861 3CS CAC Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR65

    $3,240.00
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  • 1861 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR65
    1861 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 516821042

    1861 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR65

    $2,332.75
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  • 1862 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR63
    1862 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR63
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504134004

    1862 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR63

    $1,008.00
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  • 1864 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR67
    1864 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755094024

    1864 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR67

    $8,100.00
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  • 1865 3CS CA Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR66
    1865 3CS CA Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR66
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 756015004

    1865 3CS CA Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR66

    $5,238.00
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  • 1866 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR64
    1866 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR64
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504134005

    1866 3CS Proof Three Cent Silver PCGS PR64

    $1,400.00
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  • 1872 3CS Three Cent Silver NGC MS65
    1872 3CS Three Cent Silver NGC MS65
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 755799007

    1872 3CS Three Cent Silver NGC MS65

    $8,100.00
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  • 1873 3CS CA Proof Three Cent Silver NGC PR67
    1873 3CS CA Proof Three Cent Silver NGC PR67
    U.S. Mint
    | SKU: 504218003

    1873 3CS CA Proof Three Cent Silver NGC PR67

    $8,370.00
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History of Three Cent Silver:

The Three Cent Silver Coin was first struck in 1851 at both the Philadelphia and New Orleans Mints and bore an “O” mintmark for the New Orleans coins. The coin was the first United States coin NOT to feature Miss Liberty on the obverse and a wreath with the denomination enclosed on the reverse.

In fact, the “trime” as it is called, features no portrait whatsoever. It is also the smallest silver coin ever struck by the United States Mint and while it did actually contain Three Cents worth of Silver at the time, its small size contributed to its demise.

Designed by James Longacre, the obverse features a six-pointed star with the date below and the reverse has the Roman numeral for three – III - within an ornamental “C” for cents. Only 1851, the first year had any coins struck at a branch mint. Until they were discontinued in 1873, all coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. This denomination was often used in the 1850s for purchasing postage as the First-Class Rate for postage was 3 Cents.

There are three different types of Three Cent Silvers, all of which are denoted by different outlines around the obverse star. The size of the coin helped lead to its demise as the public thought they were too small and too easy to lose. Many of the later dates (1862-1873) are scarce even in low grade due to low original mintages.

Purchasing 3 Cent Silver from LCR Coin is simple and easy:

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