Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 5 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on November 2, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
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
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  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 HOLD
Type 2 Design, Original Surfaces, Natural Coin Gray Patina. A reasonably detailed 1856 3 Cent silver offering that features the Type 2 obverse design with large star and three border lines. Original surfaces are toned natural coin gray. One horizontal obverse lines is noted and can be seen the GFRC images. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
Choice HOLD
Type 3, Large Star, Steely Luster, Rose-Gray Patina, Choice Original, Twin Lakes Collection. An impressive 1861 Type 3 specimen with the double border outline on obverse star. Very well preserved with steely fields and thick rose-gray patina that mutes a fraction of the reflective luster. Bright light viewing brings about same appearance as on heavily toned silver proof coinage. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
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  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.