Three Cent Pieces

Societies

Encyclopedias

Type PCGS
CoinFacts
NGC Coin
Explorer
Breen's Proof
Encyclopedia
Wikis
Coinpage PCGS Wikipedia
Three Cent Silver PCGS NGC Breen Coinpage Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Wikipedia
Three Cent Nickel PCGS NGC Breen PCGS

Grading

Type PCGS Photograde NGC Grading Coin Help Design
Three Cent Silver PCGS NGC Coin Help HP T1
HP T3
Impairment T3
Three Cent Nickel PCGS NGC Coin Help High Point
Impairment

Current Pricing

Type PCGS NGC Redbook Numismedia Heritage Auction Prices Realized
PCGS NGC Other
Three Cent Silver PCGS NGC Redbook Circ Strike
Proof
Heritage PCGS NGC Heritage
E-bay Upcoming
E-bay Completed
Three Cent Nickel PCGS NGC Redbook Circ Strike
Proof
PCGS NGC

Population Reports

Type PCGS Certified NGC Certified CAC Stickered
Three Cent Silver PCGS NGC CAC
Three Cent Nickel PCGS NGC CAC

Varieties

Counterfeit Information

Three Cent Nickel - Counterfeit Likeliness: Low

This series is rarely counterfeited. Contemporary Counterfeits were struck from hand cut dies with nonmatching letters, digits and devices.

Three Cent Silver - Counterfeit Likeliness: Low

The 1861 and other Contemporary Counterfeits were struck from hand cut dies with nonmatching letters, digits and devices. The 1864 counterfeit proof is deceptive but lacks the sharpness of the original.

Type Date Common Counterfeit
NickelVarious DatesContemporary Counterfeits
Silver1861Contemporary Counterfeits
Silver1864Transfer Dies copies in "Proof" and Mint State formats

Essential Reference Book

  1. Breen, Walter, 1988. Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins. Doubleday/FCI Press, New York, NY.
  2. Flynn, Kevin & Edward Fletcher, 1999. The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels. Stanton Publishing, Savannah, GA.
  3. Flynn, Kevin & Winston Zack, 2010. The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Silver Coins. Kyle Vick, Roswell, GA.
  4. Gifford, Alan. The Ultimate Guide to U.S. Three Cent Nickels, 1865 to 1889.