Three-Cent Pieces 1865-1889 Silver/Clad

The United States Three Cent piece was issued in two separate metal compositions. From 1851-1867 the Three Cent piece was made of 75% Silver.  The silver version is also commonly referred to as Trimes. There were a great many of these later dates 1863-1872 that were melted by the US mint in 1873. This act of mass destruction has created some very hard to find later date coins.

The Nickel three-cent piece was produced from 1865-1889. The metallic composition of the coin was changed due to the fact that the public was hoarding silver at this time and there was simply not enough to go around.

 

 

1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1852 Silver Three Cents Coin
1853 Silver Three Cents Coin
1853 Silver Three Cents Coin
1853 Silver Three Cents Coin
1853 Silver Three Cents Coin
1853 Silver Three Cents Coin
1853 Silver Three Cents Coin
1865 Three Cents Coin
1865 Three Cents Coin
1865 Three Cents Coin
1865 Three Cents Coin
1865 Three Cents Coin
1865 Three Cents Coin
1868 Three Cents Coin
1868 Three Cents Coin
1868 Three Cents Coin
1868 Three Cents Coin
1869 Three Cents Coin
1869 Three Cents Coin
1872 Three Cents Coin
1872 Three Cents Coin
1874 Three Cents Coin
1874 Three Cents Coin

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