3 Cent Silver (1851 - 1873)
Three Cent Silver - APMEX offers a superb selection of Three Cent Silver pieces.
Proposed in response to the decrease in postage rates from five to three cents and to the need for a small-denomination coin, three cent silver pieces are the lightest weight coins ever minted by the U.S. Its tiny size and appearance earned the Three Cent piece the nickname “fish scale.”
The obverse features a shield set within a six-sided star, while the reverse portrays the Roman numeral III.
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