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US Silver Three Cent Piece  1851 to 1873
US Silver Three Cent Piece 1851 to 1873

These are nice little coins, John. The silver variety, like you have, are generally more valuable than the larger nickel variety. Both were worth three cents face value, but the silver ones were easier to carry.

The earlier dates in this series of coins carry catalog values as follows:

worn: $25 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $50
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $220

These are catalog values and must be interpreted properly to determint actual value, which is less. Use our Terminology page to interpret these catalog values.

Your 1853 coin is a common, earlier date, John, so the values above apply. Here are the *better, later date* coins with their catalog values:

1863 through 1865: $450 well preserved
1866 through 1871: $400 well preserved
1873: $800 well preserved

Coin: 2807 , Genre: United States
Requested by: JOHN, Mon, 25-Jan-2010 19:46:27 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 23-Aug-2013 00:00:59 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 09-Aug-2015 00:28:34 GMT
Requester description: 1853 SILVER THREE CENT PIECE-ON FRONT IS A SIX SIDED STAR WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE A JUSTICE SHEILD INSIDE.UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1853 RING THE STAR.THE BACK SIDE I CAN'T TELL FOR SURE BUT IS RINGED BY 13 STARS,3 NUMERAL 1'S IN MIDDLE INCLOSED BY A SCOLLED CAPITOL C.THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU SOMETHING.
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