How much are my U.S. 3-Cent Silver (Proof) worth?

About 3-Cent Silver (Proof)

Proof 3 cent silver coins were struck from 1854 through 1873 and cover most years of the series, which spanned from 1851 through 1873. All 3 cent silver coins, designed by Engraver James B. Longacre, are scarce and generally priced in the mid hundreds and up.

3 cent silver coins, also known as "trimes," were used for the purpose of purchasing postage, which was 3 cents per letter in the early 1850s. The denomination was also popular for other uses in commerce but was phased out in 1873 along with other denominations, including the 2 cent coin and half dime.

While there are three subtypes in the 3 cent silver series, only two are represented in proof format. These include the Variety II (1854-1858) and Variety III (1859-1873). Overall, the scarcest proof issue is the 1854, which is generally a five-figure coin. Proofs dated 1855-1858 and the 1873 are also scarce and usually command four-figure prices.



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22-Coin Set (no 1851)

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1851

Mintage: 1

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1854

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1854 CAM

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1855

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1855 CAM

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1856

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1856 CAM

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1857

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1857 CAM

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1858

Mintage: 300

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1858 CAM

Mintage: 300

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1859

Mintage: 800

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1859 CAM

Mintage: 800

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1859 DCAM

Mintage: 800

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1860

Mintage: 1,000

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1860 CAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1860 DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1861

Mintage: 1,000

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1861 CAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1861 DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1862

Mintage: 550

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1862 CAM

Mintage: 550

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1862 DCAM

Mintage: 550

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1863

Mintage: 460

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1863 CAM

Mintage: 460

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1863 DCAM

Mintage: 460

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1863/2

Mintage: 460

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1863/2 CAM

Mintage: 460

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1863/2 DCAM

Mintage: 460

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1864

Mintage: 470

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1864 CAM

Mintage: 470

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1864 DCAM

Mintage: 470

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1865

Mintage: 500

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1865 CAM

Mintage: 500

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1865 DCAM

Mintage: 500

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1866

Mintage: 725

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1866 CAM

Mintage: 725

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1866 DCAM

Mintage: 725

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1867

Mintage: 625

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1867 CAM

Mintage: 625

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1867 DCAM

Mintage: 625

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1868

Mintage: 600

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1868 CAM

Mintage: 600

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1868 DCAM

Mintage: 600

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1869

Mintage: 600

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1869 CAM

Mintage: 600

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1869 DCAM

Mintage: 600

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1869/8

Mintage: 600

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1869/8 CAM

Mintage: 600

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1869/8 DCAM

Mintage: 600

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1870

Mintage: 1,000

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1870 CAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1870 DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1871

Mintage: 960

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1871 CAM

Mintage: 960

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1871 DCAM

Mintage: 960

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1872

Mintage: 950

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1872 CAM

Mintage: 950

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1872 DCAM

Mintage: 950

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1873 PR Only

Mintage: 600

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1873 PR Only CAM

Mintage: 600

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1873 PR Only DCAM

Mintage: 600

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