Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 12 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 2, 2018

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1851 1851
Choice $425 Near Gem Original, First Year Issue, Satiny Luster, Naturally Gray Patina, Well Struck. Being a fan of naturally toned silver coinage, this near gem overall 1851 3 cent silver piece caught my attention in a wholesale box at the Baltimore pre-show. Surfaces are 100% original with satiny luster and semi-transparent patina. Rims are sharp and completely blemish free; an important parameter when adding 3 cent silver to inventory. Fully struck from eroded dies and surprisingly, no clash marks. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. If a fan of natural gray toning on your silver type coins, then please consider this lovely example.
3Cent Silver  1851 1851
AU55 raw
Original $165 Crusty Original, Thick Golden Patina, First Year of Issue. This is one of those coins that has two completely different personalities; in hand vs. bright light appearance. My images capture the crusty original surfaces that are so evident during in hand viewing. Once placed under bright light, the toning melts exposure ample luster and faint gold coloring. The reverse also adds some faint blue hues. This piece does have an old toned over line that starts that lower left rim, then through the date and into the right rim. This piece is ideal for a Dansco type set where strict originality is desired.
3Cent Silver  1853 1853
AU53 raw
Choice $175 Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Well Struck. Locating solidly original silver 3 cent pieces takes considerable searching as many circulated example have issues. This example offers choice surfaces and rims that are covered with crusty gray patina. The obverse toning is thicker than the reverse as seen on the GFRC images. Please note the rims and the lack of any marks along with the uniform strike. Accurately graded also.
3Cent Silver  1854 1854
Choice $775 Choice Original, Bold Luster, Full Strike. I'm so pleased to offer this essentially perfect 1854 trime at the PCGS assigned MS63 grade level. Surfaces are strictly original and pristine. The luster is dramatic under bright light. This piece easily illustrates what original silver should look like after being well preserved and unmolested over 150 years. Housed on old blue label PCGS holder. CAC approval is a "no brainer" on this incredible piece.
3Cent Silver  1860 1860
Choice $750 Choice Original Proof, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Well Preserved Mirrors, Deep Aquamarine-Rose Toning, Fairly Graded, Sunset Point Collection. One of the survivors from a mintage of 1000 as the Civil War was immediately on the horizon. Well preserved mirrored fields emit substantial reflective cartwheel luster. Strike is hammered with intricate device details and some faint die polish lines. Obverse fields have some micro chatter that is consistent with the assigned grade but no hairlines. Thin rims are problem free. Accurately graded and housed in ANACS old white holder that is well worn. There is much haze on the GFRC images from this holder. Long term, this piece needs to be placed into a present PCGS holder with its appearance will improve substantially. From the Sunset Point Collection and purchased on Teletrade many years ago.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
Choice New Price
Price Reduction by Consignor - Double Struck, Near Gem Original, Gold-Aquamarine and Gray Patina, Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Titan Collection. A lovely 1861 3 cent silver offering with well preserved surfaces. Toning is consistent on both sides and includes aquamarine, gold and gray intermixed shades. High on the cool scale is the fact that this piece was double strike being off center. This fact is easily seen on the obverse with separate outlines of the star visible in the area below the top point. Adding to the cool factor is a hand written note from John Albanese, on his typical yellow circular sticker that reads, "Double Struck |1st Time Off Center". No blemishes with absolutely mark free rims. A bit stronger luster would have won a Gem quality rating. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. CAC approval was also recently acquired. A noteworthy offering from the Titan Collection of fine numismatic properties.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
Choice $270 Choice Original, Old Album Rose, Blue and Aquamatine Radial Toning, Accurately Graded, Jim Poston Consignment . 10% Price Reduction October 7, 2018 - A freshly graded 1861 3 cent silver piece that spent years in an old paper album and acquired classic radial rose, aquamarine and blue toning. Dies are heavily clashed on both sided. A careful 10x loupe inspection located a few wispy hairlines in the upper right field under the toning; these are mentioned for 100% accurately. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with no CAC attempt by Jim Poston. Worthy of a GFRC choice quality rating.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
AU50 raw
Choice $150 Crusty Original Gray, Choice Surfaces and Rims, Quality Type Coin. A perfectly original 1861 3 cent silver piece with no issues whatsoever. Crusty gray patina covers the devices and fields. Light wear on the highest device points. A quality type coin for a Dansco or Whitman album set.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
EF40 raw
Cleaned $65 Massachusetts Collection, Gun Metal Gray, Obverse Tooling. Obverse has mild porosity and has been tooled around the date. Color is medium gray.
3Cent Silver  1861/58 1861/58
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF25 raw
Choice $200 Contemporary Counterfeit, 1861/58 Overdate, German Silver, Hand Cut Dies, Coney Collection. The only known overdate in the 3 cent silver contemporary counterfeit exumonia area. Probably created by an amateur counterfeiter with limited skills given the crude engravings. Populat and currently in demand. Weight is 0.6 grams with normal coin turn die alignment. A special offering from the Coney Collection.
3Cent Silver  1862/1 1862/1
Choice $460 New November 2! 1862/1 Overdate, Choice Original, Attractively Toned, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded . Great 3 cent silver type example with plenty of eye appeal and character. Coloring is exception. Obverse features olive-gold patina that shimmers under a light source. A deep orange-rose and aquamarine skins covers the reverse and is most pleasing. Satiny cartwheel luster is more vivid on the obverse due to mostly transparent toning. Rims and surfaces are completely blemish free. A gem quality rating would have been assigned if the reverse strike was stronger. Accurately graded as a bit more luster is necessary for a higher grade. The surfaces are technically perfect and should please the most selective collector. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A Fall 2018 Baltimore show new purchase.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1884 1884
Gem $725 Gem Original, Light Champagne Toning, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Cameo Contrast, Winesteven Collection. Pre Central States Show Price Reduction! A gorgeous 1884 3 cent nickel proof that will please the most selective collector. Light champagne pastel patina is consistent across obverse and reverse. Reflective cartwheel luster is as to be expected from a high grade proof strike. The perceptible contrast between the devices and the reflective fields make the Cameo designation appropriate. Surface preservation is spectacular with mint frost well distributed across the devices. Strike is hammered. Only 1,700 business strikes were made, exerting added pressure on nice proofs such as this example. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another fine offering from the Winesteven Collection.
3Cent Nickel  1884 1884
Choice New Price
New December 3! Series Key Date, Choice Original Surfaces, Residual Satiny Luster, Accurately Graded, Attractive Example, Malvern Collection. 1884 Philadelphia strikes offer the second-lowest mintage among three cent nickels (1,700 coins, behind only the 1885 with 1,000 strikes). However, the 1884 date has a much lower survival rate and ranks as the series key circulation strike date. This outstanding near gem original AU example has seen limited circulation with not with no abrasions whatsoever. The devices are well struck, showing only the slightest bit of wear. The reverse strike is hammered with all vertical lines in the Roman III digits separate by deep groves. Steel-gray satiny luster is immediately evident under a light source. CAC has only approved 16 total pieces for the date. Population 1 in AU55 with only two mint state exampes finer. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A very important offering for those enjoying ownership of United States coinage key dates.