U.S. Coin Values: 3-Cent Silver (Proof).
About 1854-1858 (Ty.2) 3cS
The Type 2 Proof Three Cent Silver was produced in order to have coinage between 1C and 5C, making it easier to exchange foreign coins (legal tender at the time) into U.S. currency. This type lasted from 1854 through 1858 and was produced with more silver (90%) than the first type, yet, at the same time, the weight was cut down a bit. These dates are low mintage rarities with attractive toning and even more rare cameos.
|Denomination:||3cS / Three Cent Silver|
|Coinage Type:||Three-Cent Silver, Type 2|
|Composition:||0.9 silver; 0.1 copper|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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