Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 8 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 10, 2016

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
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  1852 1852
MS60 raw
Original $185 Strict Original, Cracked Dies, Obverse Rim Cud, Hamden Collection. Surfaces are mostly even light silver gray and strictly original. There is mint frost surrounding the legend and date and adequate bright light luster. Obverse die is heavily clashed with die crack through the date digits. There is also a small rim cud below the 85 digits that adds to the appeal. This 3 cent silver is another nice type offering from the Hamden collection. The assigned MS60 grade captures some faint reverse roller lines across III as made an one faint line on the middle numerical. Rims are razor sharp and mark free.
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  1861 1861
Choice New Price
Choice Original, Old Album Toning. A lovely little 3 cent silver piece with rich old album patina. GFRC images were able to capture the bright light appearance and coloring that is activated by residual luster. Dies are lightly clashed. Surfaces are fully blemish free while the rims are sharp and raised. There is on tiny rim blemish at 12:00 on the reverse rim that does not detract; otherwise perfect. Housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder.
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.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1889 1889
Choice $450 Near Gem Proof, Poetic Candy Collection. Fresh to market after decades of storage and housed in PCGS old green "squishy" holder. Just back from CAC with green bean. Under 10x loupe, the surfaces have a faint gray tone. Surprisingly for a proof strike, the reverse has well defined die crack at 2:00.
3Cent Nickel  1889 1889
Gem $750 Superb Gem Proof, Poetic Candy Collection. Images accurately capture the reflective surfaces and crisp strike. Every minute die detail was accurately transferred onto this specimen and the result is frosty die stress patterns on the main devices. Proof mintage is 3,436 with the PR66 grade being excellent value in terms of eye appeal and blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Typical quality from the Poetic Candy Collection.