Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 5 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 17, 2022

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
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.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1882 1882
Choice $450 New September 17! 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 $3000 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.
3Cent Nickel  1889 1889
Choice $475 New August 23! Final Year of Issue, Low Mintage, Frosted Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels. 1889 brought the final year of 3 cent nickel production with only 18,125 pieces struck for regional collectors. Though many were saved, a sufficient number did find their way into circulation. This choice Mint State example has been well preserved with its original mint bloom fully intact. Angled lighting inspection exposes frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. I see a hint of rose and gold hues when illuminated. Strike is fully executed with several reverse die cracks from wreath to the rim. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder.