Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 15 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on March 18, 2019

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1851 1851
Choice New Price
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  1852 1852
Original New Price
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
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
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
Choice $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
Choice $270 Choice Original, Old Album Rose, Blue and Aquamatine Radial Toning, Accurately Graded. 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.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1865 1865
Original $75 New March 18! First Year Issue, Original Surfaces, Off Center Obverse, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes Collection. First year of issue. Obverse struck slightly off center. Original surfaces with some verdigris. Reverse die is cracked with multiple radial die cracks into the rim. Well struck with no blemishes. Housed in PCGS 2013 Gen4.6 holder. Another AU58 type coin offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
3Cent Nickel  1870 1870
Choice $85 New March 18! Steely Luster, Strong Strike, Well Preserved Surfaces, Choice Example, Twin Lakes Collection. A choice example with steely luster and strong strike. No blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in PCGS 2013 Gen4.6 holder. Another AU58 type coin offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
3Cent Nickel  1874 1874
Original $135 New March 18! Better date, Thick Patina, Golden Highlights, Rusted Obverse, Fully Original, Accurately Graded, Twin Lakes. A better 3 cent nickel date at the AU58 grade level with low certified population. Strickly original with thick patina. Obverse presents golden hues under a light source while reverse has steely luster. Considerable die rust on obverse and heavily cracked reverse. Accurately graded. Housed in 2012 Gen 4.5 PCGS holder. From the Twin Lakes Collection.
3Cent Nickel  1884 1884
Gem New Price
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.