Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 9 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on June 18, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1851 1851
AU55 raw
Original $150 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  1851O 1851-O
Choice $1100 Popular New Orleans 3 Cent Silver Date, Chrome-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Bold Rims . The 1851-O date is unique is the 3 cent silver series as the only issue struck outside the Philadelphia mint. Mintage was a substantial 720,000 pieces with a reasonable amount of survivors for present day collectors. Why did GFRC add this 1851-O example to inventory? The chrome-gold coloring and satiny luster captured my attention along with CAC approval. The CAC green bean validates the natural toned surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes uniform luster on the obverse while the reverse is more heavily toned. Rims are nicely squared and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
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
Repunched Date
NGC Fatty
Choice $2000 Repunched Date, Type 2 Large Star, Near-Gem Original, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels. A beautiful Gold CAC approved 1854 Type 2 trime with added appeal as the sole die variety for that date. Close inspection of the GFRC images will reveal the extra bottom loop of a 5 digit between the final 85 date punch. The obverse die is also heavily cracked with a bold crack from A(M)ERICA to the star. Listed as the FS-301 repunched date on PCGS CoinFacts with price guide of $1450 (MS63) and $2650 (MS64). This 3 cent silver piece features brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels along with a thin chrome colored patina on the obverse and steely blues on the reverse. Overall eye appeal is beyond the assigned MS63 grade level and worthy of its Gold CAC bean. Housed in old NGC Fatty holder with brown label and barcode. The FS-301 designation is not listed on the NGC label. Fairly priced given the die variety and CAC designation.
3Cent Silver  1855 1855
Original $600 Low Mintage Type 2 Design, Original Steely Gray Patina, Peripheral Ebony-Gold, Twin Lakes Collection. A limited mintage of 139,000 and subsequent losses during commerce leaves few choice 1955 3 cent silver pieces available for present day collectors. PCGS population report shows twenty-six graded at AU58 level. The Twin Lakes collection consignor arrives to the scene with a PCGS AU58 duplicate. GFRC images are inadequate with illustrating the strictly original surfaces that are toned a light frost gray along with speckled burnt gold at the rims. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed complete rim integrity on both sides. 3 cent silver rims typically come with some amount of nicks or cuts due to being so thin and easily damage. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
Original $210 New June 18! Type 3 Large Star, Medal Turn Reverse Die Alignment, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike. Crusty original surfaces are covered with gun metal gray-blue patina. Reverse die alignment is medal turn and adds to the overall atractiveness. Surfaces have a few micro-ticks under a 10x loupe. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. A solid AU58 offering that was recently taken back in trade from a GFRC client.
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 1862
NGC Fatty
Gem $2100 Exceptional Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Vivid Cartwheels, JUST BUY IT NOW, Oakdale Collection. I'm learning that the Oakdale consignor is an eclectic collector. His initial round of United States gold was well received and sold quickly. Now the same individual sends a consignment and calls it "Baby Food". Yes, the silver 3 cent and half dime are small size but the quality is exceptional. We open the two piece consignment with a monster 1862 3 cent silver that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. If looking for a conversation starter with collector friends, this piece will impress the most selective numismatist. Blues and embedded rose colors are predominant on both sides. Luster is bright and brilliant with frosty texture. Cartwheels are so pleasing during bright light viewing. Rims and fields are entirely unabraded. Heavy obverse die clashing should be evident within the images; the reverse less so. Housed in NGC Fatty holder with Gold CAC approval. Don't think too hard about the asking price as this piece is worth every penny and then some...
3Cent Silver  1864 1864
NGC Fatty
Choice $1750 Key Civil War Date, Mirrored Fields, Deep Aquamarine-Gray Patina, Heavily Clashed. The 1864 Type 3 date sports a low mintage of 12,000 pieces. Carefully preserved survivors are occasionally seen on the market and are quickly absorbed due to well established rarity. This example will pleased the most selective collector with its mirrored fields and deep aquamarine-gray coloring. Bright light inspection exposes center blues and peripheral gold over the reflective surfaces. Both sides are fully struck and heavily clashed. Housed in barcode-less NGC Fatty holder with CAC approval. Fairly priced at CDN CAC guide given the quality and rarity.
Three Cent Nickels
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