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The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the 3-Cent Silver (Proof) series of 3-Cent Pieces in the U.S. Coins contains 68 distinct entries with CPG® values between $520.00 and $288,000.00.
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.

Catalog Detail

  3-Cent Silver (Proof) Value Range Favorite
3-Cent Silver (Proof) Value Range  
3-Cent Silver 3cS Type 1, 1851-1853 PR Type Coin
$240,000
-
$288,000
$240,000 - $288,000
3-Cent Silver 3cS Type 2, 1854-1858 PR Type Coin
$1,880
-
$72,000
$1,880 - $72,000
3-Cent Silver 3cS Type 3, 1859-1873 PR Type Coin
$520
-
$20,400
$520 - $20,400
3-Cent Silver 3cS Type 3, 1859-1873 PR CAM Type Coin
$772
-
$38,400
$772 - $38,400
3-Cent Silver 3cS Type 3, 1859-1873 PR DCAM Type Coin
$3,440
-
$26,400
$3,440 - $26,400
1851 3cS PR
$240,000
-
$288,000
$240,000 - $288,000
1854 3cS PR
$7,500
-
$64,800
$7,500 - $64,800
1854 3cS PR CAM
-
 
1855 3cS PR
$3,750
-
$48,000
$3,750 - $48,000
1855 3cS PR CAM
$24,000
-
$54,000
$24,000 - $54,000
1856 3cS PR
$2,500
-
$43,200
$2,500 - $43,200
1856 3cS PR CAM
$6,880
-
$57,600
$6,880 - $57,600
1857 3cS PR
$2,250
-
$36,000
$2,250 - $36,000
1857 3cS PR CAM
$26,400
-
$36,000
$26,400 - $36,000

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1858 3cS PR
$1,880
-
$72,000
$1,880 - $72,000
1858 3cS PR CAM
$5,630
-
$21,600
$5,630 - $21,600
1859 3cS PR
$650
-
$10,500
$650 - $10,500
1859 3cS PR CAM
$1,270
-
$13,200
$1,270 - $13,200
1859 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1860 3cS PR
$650
-
$14,400
$650 - $14,400
1860 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$1,390
$1,180 - $1,390
1860 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1861 3cS PR
$650
-
$12,200
$650 - $12,200
1861 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$1,730
$1,180 - $1,730
1861 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1862 3cS PR
$650
-
$11,300
$650 - $11,300
1862 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$2,100
$1,180 - $2,100
1862 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1863 3cS PR
$650
-
$28,800
$650 - $28,800
1863 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$60,000
$1,180 - $60,000
1863 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1863/2 3cS PR
$611
-
$15,800
$611 - $15,800
1863/2 3cS PR CAM
-
 
1863/2 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1864 3cS PR
$683
-
$10,000
$683 - $10,000
1864 3cS PR CAM
$1,560
-
$18,000
$1,560 - $18,000
1864 3cS PR DCAM
$5,940
-
$17,300
$5,940 - $17,300
1865 3cS PR
$780
-
$22,800
$780 - $22,800
1865 3cS PR CAM
$1,270
-
$38,400
$1,270 - $38,400
1865 3cS PR DCAM
$28,800
-
$57,600
$28,800 - $57,600
1866 3cS PR
$650
-
$9,750
$650 - $9,750
1866 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$2,810
$1,180 - $2,810
1866 3cS PR DCAM
$3,440
-
$26,400
$3,440 - $26,400
1867 3cS PR
$650
-
$9,250
$650 - $9,250
1867 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$2,810
$1,180 - $2,810
1867 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1868 3cS PR
$650
-
$10,500
$650 - $10,500
1868 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$2,810
$1,180 - $2,810
1868 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1869 3cS PR Very Scarce
$1,560
-
$36,000
$1,560 - $36,000
1869 3cS PR CAM Very Scarce
$4,000
-
$63,400
$4,000 - $63,400
1869 3cS PR DCAM Very Scarce
-
 
1869/9 3cS PR
$650
-
$21,600
$650 - $21,600
1869/9 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$38,400
$1,180 - $38,400
1869/9 3cS PR DCAM
$3,440
-
$26,400
$3,440 - $26,400
1870 3cS PR
$650
-
$9,750
$650 - $9,750
1870 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$2,810
$1,180 - $2,810
1870 3cS PR DCAM
-
 

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1871 3cS PR
$650
-
$9,380
$650 - $9,380
1871 3cS PR CAM
$1,180
-
$13,200
$1,180 - $13,200
1871 3cS PR DCAM
-
 
1872 3cS PR
$650
-
$9,250
$650 - $9,250
1872 3cS PR CAM
$1,220
-
$43,200
$1,220 - $43,200
1872 3cS PR DCAM
$3,750
-
$31,200
$3,750 - $31,200
1873 3cS PR Proof Only
$624
-
$20,400
$624 - $20,400
1873 3cS PR CAM Proof Only
$2,060
-
$38,400
$2,060 - $38,400
1873 3cS PR DCAM Proof Only
$4,380
-
$52,200
$4,380 - $52,200
3-Cent Silver Set 3cS no 1851, 22 Coins PR Set Total
$31,100
-
$258,700
$31,100 - $258,700
       

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Greysheet Catalog Details

The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the 3-Cent Silver (Proof) series of 3-Cent Pieces in the U.S. Coins contains 68 distinct entries with CPG® values between $520.00 and $288,000.00.
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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