3 Cents type 1 - no lines bordering star

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1851-1853
Value 3 Cents (0.03 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.750) (.250 copper)
Weight 0.80 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1129
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 75
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Shield on six sided star

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1851

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Designer: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Roman numeral III inside a stylized C

Lettering: III

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Designer: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Plain

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
O United States Mint, New Orleans, United States (1835-1942)

Comments

The three-cent pieces, called the trime by the Treasury Department, was first authorized by Congress on March 3, 1851. The weights of the silver three-cent pieces were specified as 12 3/8 grains (.80 grams, KM #75) and 11 13/25 grains (.75 grams, KM# 80 and KM# 88).

1851

1852

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1851  5 447 400 $ 11 22%
1851 O 720 000 4%
1852  18 663 500 $ 9.68 $ 21 $ 20 $ 30 $ 56 49%
1852  1.7% overdate "1" over inverted "2"
1853  11 400 000 $ 15 $ 38 $ 18 $ 55 48%

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