FREE: 1852 SILVER ***THREE CENT PIECE*** A RARE COIN

1852 SILVER ***THREE CENT PIECE*** A RARE COIN
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"The three cent coin has an unusual history. It was proposed in 1851 both as a result of the decrease in postage rates from five cents to three and to answer the need for a small-denomination, easy-to-handle coin. The three cent silver featured a shield on a six sided star on the obverse and the Roman numeral III on the reverse. The coin was initially composed of 75% silver and 25% copper to ensure that the coin would be considered real currency yet not worth melting down for the silver. The coins were physically the lightest weight coins ever minted by the United States, weighing only 4/5 of a gram and with a diameter smaller than a modern dime and only slightly greater than the smallest gold dollars." Wikipedia

Note this one was holed at some point in it's history, but these are so very rare, they are small and many seem to be lost due to their rarity in the market place or in private collections. They are high value items.

I especially like the Roman numeral "III" inside the Large "C" for cent design on the backside.

Actual pictures , 75% Silver, and free fast shipping !

All my coins come in their Mylar case.

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