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Silver 3 cents type 1 - no outlines in star

 

US coin 3 cents 1851

 

Face value: 3 cents
Composition: silver 0.750
Diameter 14 mm.
Weight 0.8 g.

Minted:
1851
1852
1853

Reverse: Roman numeral in designed C, within circle of stars
Reverse legend: III C

Obverse: shield within star, no outlines in star
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1851

Edge: Plain

Number in Krause catalog: KM#75

 

Price for coin in F condition - $100-150

 

 

Silver 3 cents type 2 - 3 outlines in star

 

US coin 3 cents 1854

 

Face value: 3 cents
Composition: silver 0.750
Diameter 14 mm.
Weight 0.9 g.

Minted:
1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858

Reverse: Roman numeral in designed C, within circle of stars
Reverse legend: III C

Obverse: shield within star, three outlines in star
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1854

Edge: Plain

Number in Krause catalog: KM#80

 

Price for coin in F condition - $100-150

 

 

Silver 3 cents type 3 - 2 outlines in star

 

US coin 3 cents 1862

 

Face value: 3 cents
Composition: silver 0.750
Diameter 14 mm.
Weight 0.9 g.

Minted:
1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873

Reverse: Roman numeral in designed C, within circle of stars
Reverse legend: III C

Obverse: shield within star, two outlines in star obverse
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1862

Edge: Plain

Number in Krause catalog: KM#88

 

Price for coin in F condition - $100-150

 

 

Nickel 3 cents

 

US coin 3 cents 1868

 

Face value: 3 cents
Composition: copper-nickel
Diameter 17.9 mm.
Weight 1.94 g.

Minted:
1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889

Reverse: Roman numeral value within wreath
Reverse legend: III

Obverse: Coronet head left
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1868

Edge: Plain

Number in Krause catalog: KM#95

 

Price for coin in F condition - $15-20