Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 4 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on May 7, 2023

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1862 1862
Choice HOLD
New May 15! Type 3 Large Star, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Light Steel Blue-Gold Toning, Hammered Strike. Let's start this 1862 trime description with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to catch your attention. This piece offers a hammered strike from heavily clashed dies. Elevated rims are unmarked. Under a light source, this little silver piece has a steely light blue glow with mottled gold. Any rub is difficult to detect. I'm calling this lovely offering as conservatively graded and an excellent value. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder. An above average quality AU58 offering previously from the Twins Lakes Collection.
3Cent Silver  1866 1866
Gem $4750 Proof Like, Hammered Strike, Low Mintage Civil War Issue. This important 1866 3 cent silver offering is fully proof like with brilliant reflective luster. Surfaces are essentially untoned with hints of light gold on the reverse. Device details are boldly impressed from an exacting blow with clashed dies and on a striated planchet. These artifacts of the minting process add to the charm of this tiny jewel of a coin! With only 22,000 examples struck, this date is scarce in all grades, and rare at the superb gem grade level. CAC has approved 7 at this grade with 7 finer. Priced well below the CDN CAC guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Silver  1871 1871
Gem $1575 Type 3 Design, Watery Mirrors, Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal. Being a big fan of watery proof mirrors, I could not resist adding this gem 1871 proof 3 cent silver to inventory. Mintage is 960 for this Type 3 design silver piece. Both sides are entirely unabraded including pristine elevated rims. Coloration is a consistent rose-blue, gray on both sides. Angled lighting inspection exposes sharp proof mirrors that have a "watery" texture. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Silver  1871 1871
Gem $3250 New May 7! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. This year represents a scarce issue in the three-cent silver series, with only 3,400 pieces struck. The reflective surfaces of this example reveal silver patina, with underlying smoky gray color and light dirt in the star outline. The in-hand “pop” is substantial and completely consistent with the lofty technical grade. As sometimes happens in this era, business strikes are more challenging than proof examples. The CAC price guide is $3,000. CAC has certified 18 pieces in MS66, with just seven coins finer. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1882 1882
Choice $450 Low Mintage, Limited Availability, Choice Original, Lakeland Collection. The 1882 three cent nickel mintage amounted to only 22,200 pieces as the Philadelphia mint ramped down this design and denomination. This date is scarce and difficult to locate in all grades. The Lakeland Collection has released a choice and accurately graded example with dirty pewter coloration. One must grade this issue by the reverse as the obverse comes weakly struck as a rule. Note the filled "2" digit in the date and unabraded surfaces. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
3Cent Nickel  1885 1885
Choice HOLD
Unquestionable Series Key Date, Natural Pewter Gray, Choice Surfaces, Newtown Collection. 1885 dated 3 cent nickel production was limited to only 1,000 strikes leaving few survivors for present day collectors. This key date example is being released by the Newtown Collection and will not last long at the upcoming 2022 Winter FUN show. Fairly priced given its choice surfaces and natural pewter gray coloration. Accurately graded as the wear is mostly limited to the obverse center curls. A new GFRC offering that is worthy of prompt consideration. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2002-2004) holder.