Three Cent Nickels & Silvers

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There are 7 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 19, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Three Cent Silvers
3Cent Silver  1851O 1851-O
MS63
PCGS
38474266
Choice HOLD
$1100
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
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
MS63
NGC
290845001
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
AU58 PCGS
81389569
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  1857 1857
AU58 PCGS
32982583
Original $295 New January 19! Scarcer Date, Frosty Luster, Unabraded. Heavily clashed dies are seen on this frosty 1857 3 Cent Silver offering at the all important AU58 grade. A lightly toned piece without surface marks or rim abrasions. Peripheral gold is a nice obverse accent. A scarcer date with only 27 certified by PCGS. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
3Cent Silver  1861 1861
AU58
PCGS
20784467
Choice $260 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
AU58 PCGS
26288554
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.
3Cent Nickel  1887 1887
AU58 PCGS
26452361
Original HOLD
$850
New February 15! Late Date Issue, Low Mintage, Uniform Pewter-Gray, Twin Lakes Collection. The Twin Lakes Collection is back to the GFRC price list with a late date 3 Cent Nickel issue. 1887 dated strikes amount to a scant 5,000 pieces. Present day survivors are mostly encountered in the Mint State grades with those certified at the popular AU58 grade are limited. PCGS popular report shows only 12 at the grade. This example features uniform pewter-gray patina covering unabraded surfaces. Last recorded auction appearance is HA 1/13 at $881 realized. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2011-2013) holder.