Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 5 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on September 24, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1854 1854
Repunched Date
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  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  1865 1865
Gem $2650 New September 24! Classic 3 Cent Silver Proof Eye Appeal, Goregoues Peripheral Blues, Washington State Collection. Little needs to be written for the gorgeous 1865 proof 3 cent silver piece. This is another Washington State type coin slot that was filled with a premium quality cameo proof. Blue toned fields are the ideal cameo backdrop for the light rose obverse star and reverse denomination. Strike is well impressed with thin unabraded rims. Overall, a superior Civil War era proof strike with only four cameos CAC approved at the PR65 level and just a few finer. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder.
Three Cent Nickels
3Cent Nickel  1873 1873
PCGS Rattler
Gem $750 New September 24! Golden Pewter Coloration, Reflective Fields, Gem Original, Westend Avenue Collection. A wonderfully original 1873 Closed 3 copper-nickel 3 cent proof strike that has been meticulous preserved. This Westend Avenue Collection offering is nicely toned with golden pewter shades throughout the obverse and reverse. Fields are mirrored with ample reflective luster when viewed under a light source. This piece is entirely unabraded. All 1873 3 cent nickel proof strikes were accomplished with a closed 3 date punch. Housed in Gen 1.2 (1986-1989) Rattler holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Nickel  1876 1876
Original $230 Scarce Date, Bold Strike, Unabraded Surfaces, Twin Lakes Collection. Production of the 3 cent nickel denomination began to wane in the mid 1870s. By 1876, mintage set a new series low at 162,000 struck. Survivors are scarce with a combination of low PCGS certified populations and few auction records. The PCGS Price Guide for this date is irrelevant at the AU grades. Auctions records are consistently much higher than the guide. This 1876 offering, from the Twin Lakes Collection, is near choice with bold strike and unabraded surfaces. Both sides feature partial wire rims. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.