Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 7 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 14, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
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
Choice $1100 New January 13! Popular New Orleans 3 Cent Silver Date, Chrome-Gold Coloring, Choice Surfaces, Bold Rims . The 1851-O date is unique is the 3 cent silver series as the only issue struck outside the Philadelphia mint. Mintage was a substantial 720,000 pieces with a reasonable amount of survivors for present day collectors. Why did GFRC add this 1851-O example to inventory? The chrome-gold coloring and satiny luster captured my attention along with CAC approval. The CAC green bean validates the natural toned surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes uniform luster on the obverse while the reverse is more heavily toned. Rims are nicely squared and unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
3Cent Silver  1853 1853
Gem $2550 New January 14! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Shimmering Frosty Luster, Hammered Strike, JUST BUY IT NOW, Winesteven Collection. An absolutely superb gem with that is as lustrous and brilliant as the day it came off the dies. This Winesteven Collection offering deserves an instantaneous JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to blinding luster and sharply defined devices that are bold and forceful. A mostly untoned specimen, save for the most minute traces of pastel iridescence. Eye appeal is that of a higher grade with only a single field mark being grade limiting. What a great example for a type or date set! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. This piece was purchased by the Winesteven Collection consignor at a December 2018 Legend auction where it realized $2420. This same piece previously sold for $2700 at June 2017 Heritage Auction sale. An exceptional example with strong auction records.
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  1855 1855
Original $600 Low Mintage Type 2 Design, Original Steely Gray Patina, Peripheral Ebony-Gold, Twin Lakes Collection. A limited mintage of 139,000 and subsequent losses during commerce leaves few choice 1955 3 cent silver pieces available for present day collectors. PCGS population report shows twenty-six graded at AU58 level. The Twin Lakes collection consignor arrives to the scene with a PCGS AU58 duplicate. GFRC images are inadequate with illustrating the strictly original surfaces that are toned a light frost gray along with speckled burnt gold at the rims. A careful 10x loupe inspection revealed complete rim integrity on both sides. 3 cent silver rims typically come with some amount of nicks or cuts due to being so thin and easily damage. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
3Cent Silver  1856 1856
Original $325 New January 3! Type 2, Large Statr, Twin Lakes Collection, Satiny Golden Luster, Reverse Rolling Marks, Twin Lakes Collection. A solidly original 1856 3 cent silver survivor that saw very limited time in circulation. The obverse features textured surfaces as struck by an eroded die. The resulting satiny gold luster is most pleasing. The reverse is distinctive with heavy roller lines. Strike is typical for the date with some reverse weakness. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder. Another type coin offering from the Twin Lakes Collection.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
AU50 raw
Choice HOLD
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  1861/58 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  1862/1 1862/1
New January 14! 1862/1 Variety, Superb Gem, Rich Iridescent Luster, Shimmering Cartwheels, Hammered Strike . An outstanding superb gem original example of the popular 1862/1 die variety. PCGS population is a meager six pieces at the MS66+ grade level with this example surely being one of the finest. An entirely well balanced offering with frosty iridescent luster and shimmering cartwheels. The bright light viewing experience is an absolute joy. Strike is hammered with bold devices throughout obverse and reverse. Surfaces are completely unabraded with elevated rims that are pristine. This trime appears to have fallen off the dies and promptly found its way into a cabinet that provided the obverse center rose and peripheral blue coloring. Peripheral burnt gold on the reverse adds another facet to the overall beauty. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. PCGS price guide jumps from $2400 (MS66+) to $7500 at the MS67 level. This example is very close and is worthy of the asking price.
Three Cent Nickels
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