3 Cents type 3 - one line bordering star

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1859-1873
Value 3 Cents (0.03 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 0.75 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 2702
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 88
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
1866

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

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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).

1862

1863

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1859  364 200 $ 97 29%
1859  800 3% Proof
1860  286 000 $ 67 17%
1860  1 000 3% Proof
1861  497 000 44%
1861  1 000 3% Proof
1862  343 000 22%
1862  4% Overdate 2/1
1862  550 2.0% Proof
1863  21 000 4% (fr) Très rare
1863  2.0% "Overdate" 1863/1862, so-called 3/2
1863  460 2.0% Proof
1864  12 000 3% (fr) Très rare
1864  470 2.0% Proof
1865  8 000 6% (fr) Très rare
1865  500 2.0% Proof
1866  22 000 3% (fr) Très rare
1866  725 2.0% Proof
1867  4 000 2.0% (fr) Très rare
1867  625 3% Proof
1868  3 500 3% (fr) Très rare
1868  600 2.0% Proof
1869  4 500 3% (fr) Très rare
1869  600 2.0% Proof
1870  3 000 3% (fr) Très rare
1870  1 000 2.0% Proof
1871  3 400 3% (fr) Très rare
1871  960 2.0% Proof
1872  1 000 2.0% (fr) Très rare
1872  950 2.0% Proof
1873  600 4% Proof

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