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The listing, 1852 SILVER ***THREE CENT PIECE*** A RARE COIN has ended.

"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.

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Questions & Comments
F&W, nice little piece , i;ll will wear it as a pendant for my lonely silver necklace LOL.
Mar 21st, 2013 at 4:48:36 AM PDT by
Thanks! Help me out with a bid! I am fanning you!
Mar 21st, 2013 at 4:59:51 AM PDT by
Another lovely coin!
Mar 18th, 2013 at 7:43:29 PM PDT by
Mar 18th, 2013 at 9:31:24 PM PDT by
nice auction
Mar 19th, 2013 at 2:30:50 PM PDT by
nice f & w :)
Mar 19th, 2013 at 5:51:07 PM PDT by
Thanks for the nice comments!
Mar 19th, 2013 at 6:33:41 PM PDT by
Nice auction , I wish I have enough to bid on it , but i don't . Can u please fan me
Mar 24th, 2013 at 6:53:48 AM PDT by
why do these idiots drill holes in these valuable coins and ruin them.
Mar 24th, 2013 at 4:18:20 PM PDT by
Maybe, so it would not get lost -I am thinking many of these got lost because of their small size. These are rare and valuable items now-a-days.
Mar 24th, 2013 at 9:19:56 PM PDT by
Mar 24th, 2013 at 7:10:21 PM PDT by
I love this coin because it has the six point star. Reminds me of The Star of David!! Very cool
Mar 26th, 2013 at 10:35:29 AM PDT by
Wish I could bid there is no way I have enough credits. But I fanned you and will be watching and hopefully bidding on other items you post.
Mar 26th, 2013 at 3:10:45 PM PDT by
want for my mom she likes coins and with the star of david very cool
Mar 26th, 2013 at 5:58:59 PM PDT by
are they still worth something after they put holes in them
Mar 27th, 2013 at 6:41:47 PM PDT by
Because of the rarity of this type of coin I would forgive a hole, and just be happy to have examples.If it were a Lincoln penny common date -then I might think a hole is not acceptable. Big difference though
Mar 27th, 2013 at 11:03:59 PM PDT by
Value is gone since there is a hole in it
Mar 28th, 2013 at 7:05:12 PM PDT by

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