Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

To Order: Contact Gerry by Phone (207-329-9957) or Email using the shopping cart ()

There are 8 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 19, 2023

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1857 1857
Choice $1500 Type 2, Superb Bright Light Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosted Luster. Brilliant frosted luster becoming readily apparent when first viewing this 1857 Type 2 trime under bright light. Brilliant frosted luster acts as a reflective backdrop for the circular teal and rose toning. In-hand presentation, via the GFRC images, is not as dramatic as that of angled lighting. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with pristine rims. Perfect for those who enjoy colorful toning on their smaller silver type denominations. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
Choice $300 Type 3 Design, Bold Strike, Heavily Clashed, Choice Original. A deeply impressed strikes and heavy die clash marks are immediately noted when placing this lovely 1861 trime under a bright light. Surfaces have a steely texture with the resulting radiance. Light blues and aquamarine hues are also noted with angled lighting. Rims are quite elevated and blemish free. This piece is 100% original and a worthy Type 3 example for your collecting needs. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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.
3Cent Silver  1873 1873
Gem $2950 New November 18! Superb Eye Appeal, Brilliant Reflectance, Undisturbed Mirrors, Conservative Grading. Welcome to the world of CACG conservative grading as illustrated by this GFRC-Gem rated 1873 PF64 3 cent silver. There is no question about the superb eye appeal as brilliant reflective radiance is intense as it is spectacular. Obverse mirrors are a bit "watery" with waves of center rose and surrounding blues. Peripheral reverse toning is a darker blue and copper gold that transitions to rose and yellow gold under a bright light. This piece is hairline free with a touch of micro chatter on the upper obverse that corresponds to the certified grade. However, the eye appeal is that of at least one higher grade. The is the first proof 3 cent silver to be holdered by CACG. Housed in new CAC Grading (2023) holder and graded consistent with CAC approval standards.
3Cent Silver  1873 1873
Gem $3500 Superb Mirrors, Multi-Color Ring Toning, Exquisite Gem, Osprey Collection . While at the Pittsburgh ANA, Dan White would head off and survey the substantial bourse floor for potential inventory additions. He returned, at one point, with this gorgeous 1873 proof 3 cent silver and a smile on his face. I can understand the smile after laying eyes on this exquisitely preserved gem. Under a light source, the field are sharply mirrored and highly reflective. The luster amplifies beautiful ring toning. Let's tart with the obverse that has a sea-green center that is surrounded by peripheral yellow and copper-gold. The reverse patina is fully transparent with the same center sea-green and edge golden shades though the color intensity is softer. I'm calling a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation for this wonderful Osprey Collection find. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1879 1879
Gem $1350 New November 19! Gem Original, Island Lake Collection.. The three-cent nickel is perhaps the most neglected series in the U.S. catalog, with the pleasant side effect of making example such as this eminently affordable. The low four-figure price point is remarkable, considering that this coin is tied for finest known, albeit with many others. Fully frosted devices complement watery surfaces, with just a touch of champagne patina at the nose. Surfaces are virtually devoid of marks, as expected for the grade. CAC has graded 99 pieces total in Cameo, with 31 examples in PR67 CAM and no pieces finer. The CAC price guide value is $1,350. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Nickel  1882 1882
Choice $420 Low Mintage, Limited Availability, Choice Original, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Price Reduction. 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.