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THREE CENT PIECES SILVER MINTAGE

VARIETY 1

1851-1853

Three-Cent-Silver

VARIETY 2

1854-1858

Three-Cent-Silver

VARIETY 3

1859-1873

Three-Cent-Silver

Three cent silver pieces were stuck from 1851 to 1873. In years 1851 to 1853 Three Cent Silver Pieces were made of 75% silver changing to 90% silver in 1954 to encourage better use and circulation. Three Cent Silver Pieces are readily available, but do become scarce to rare in circulation strikes in the later years 1868 to 1872. Key date for Three Cent Silver is the 1855 and 1868 with both years being rare in circulation strike mint state grades.

Year & Mint Mintage Proof Mintage
1851 5,447,400
1851-O 720,000
1852 18,663,500
1853 11,400,000
1854 671,000
1855 139,000
1856 1,458,000
1857 1,042,000
1858 1,603,700 300
1859 364,200 800
1860 286,000 1,000
1861 497,000 1,000
1862 343,550 550
1863 21,460 460
1864 12,000 470
1865 8,000 500
1866 22,000 725
1867 4,000 625
1868 3,500 600
1869 4,500 600
1870 3,000 1,000
1871 3,400 960
1872 1,000 950
1873 0 600