Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 14 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on February 10, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1851 1851
AU58 PCGS
27363877
Choice $225 New February 10! Type 1 Small Star, Choice Original, Frosty Grayish-Gold Toning, Brilliant Cartwheel Luster, Complete Strike, Twins Lakes Collection. Brilliant frosty cartwheel luster greets the viewer of this above average 1851 trime. Strike is fully executed with complete reverse stars and high relief obverse devices. If there is rub, it is difficult to detect. Overall eye appeal is that of a mint state grade. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with edge view insert. A great AU58 graded offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
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  1851O 1851-O
AU58 PCGS
35984970
Choice $575 New January 13! Only New Orleans Mint Issue, Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Vibrant Cartwheels, Golden Reverse Patina, Accurately Graded. The 1851-O date is the only 3 cent silver issue to be struck outside of the Philadelphia mint. Mintage is 720,000 and the lowest issue for Type 1 design. Popular with 3 cent silver and New Orleans type collectors. This lovely example offers choice frosty surfaces that produced vibrant cartwheel luster. The reverse coloring is sweet with a uniform layer of yellow gold patina. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Fresh new purchase from the 2019 FUN show.
3Cent Silver  1852 1852
AU58 PCGS
11429541
Original $175 New February 10! Type 1 Small Star, Heavily Eroded Dies, Original Surfaces, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Struck from heavily eroded dies with metal flow lines throughout obverse and reverse. Satiny cartwheel luster is evident under a light source along with faint golden toning. Strike is typical and difficult to expect high relief devices from these worn out dies. Accurately graded and housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A solid AU58 offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
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
MS63
PCGS
50133270
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
PF63 ANACS OWH
572485
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
MS64
PCGS
34878145
Choice New Price
$615
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
AU58 PCGS
12399088
Original $250 New February 10! Type 3 Large Star, Medal Turn Reverse Die Alignment, Near Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Typical Strike, Twins Lakes Collection. 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 old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. A solid AU58 offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
AU55 PCGS
35054520
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 1862
AU58 PCGS
26414877
Choice HOLD
$235
New February 10! Type 3 Large Star, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Light Steel Blue-Gold Toning, Hammered Strike, Twins Lakes Collection. Let's start this 1862 trime descripton with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation to catch your attention. This piece offers a hammered strike from heavily clashed dies. High sharp 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 2012 transitional PCGS blue label holder and edge view insert. An above average quality AU58 offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1884 1884
PR66CAM
PCGS
31454364
Gem New Price
$675
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.