3 Cents type 2 - two lines bordering star

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1854-1858
Value 3 Cents (0.03 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900) (.100 copper)
Weight 0.75 g
Diameter 14 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 4727
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 80
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1858

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

Script: Latin

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

3 Cents (type 2 - two lines bordering star) -  obverse

© Harryg

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 12³∕₈ grains (.80 grams, KM #75) and 11¹³∕₂₅ grains (.75 grams, KM# 80 and KM# 88).

See also

Manage my collection

Please sign in or create an account to manage your collection.

Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1854  671 000 23%
1855  139 000 6%
1856  1 458 000 $ 36 29%
1857  1 042 000 23%
1858  1 603 700 $ 43 44%
1858  210 1.3% Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

Get this coin

Members from this site want to exchange it: ronnagley, CoinMatt

Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages: English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×34)
Country: United States
Languages: English

» See the details of the coins available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 30 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

Bullion value: USD 0.41 Search tips
This value is given for information purpose only. It is based on a price of silver at 607 USD/kg. Numista does not buy or sell coins or metal.

» Buy coins from the United States at eBay

Contribute to the catalogue

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale
Duplicate this page