Three-Cent Pieces - Silver, TYPE 3, Proof
1872   3CSNGC PF-66 $ 1755
1873  3CSPCGS PR-63 1640

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1858   H10CNGC MS-65 Deep Bluish/Grey toning with Golden Highlights$ 555

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1872  H10CPCGS PR-65 Attractive toning!$ 1015
1873  H10CPCGS PR-63 460

Dimes - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1830   10CNGC AU-55 $ 510

Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1845-O  10CPCGS Genuine $ 1150

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1891   10CNGC MS-64 $ 360
1891  10CPCGS MS-64 360

Dimes - Barber
1914   10CNGC MS-65 $ 360

Dimes - Mercury
1917  10CPCGS MS-65 FB$ 320
1928-S  10CPCGS MS-66 FB3510
1929-D  10CPCGS MS-66 FB520
1929-S  10CPCGS MS-67 620
1942/41  FS-010.7 10CNGC Fine 395
1942/41  FS-010.7 10CNGC XF-45 555

Dimes - Mercury, Proof
1939  10CPCGS PR-65 $ 190
1940   10CNGC PF-66 185

Quarter Dollars - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1835   25CNGC AU-50 $ 650
1835   25CNGC AU-53 725

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1891   25CNGC MS-63 $ 495

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1907  25CPCGS MS-63+ $ 330

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1923-S  25CPCGS XF-40 $ 1240
1928-D  25CPCGS MS-64 255
1930   25CNGC MS-63 FH370

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-63 $ 410
1936-D  25CPCGS MS-63 605
1946-S  25CPCGS MS-67 230

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1813  O-108 50CNGC AU-53 $ 650
1820 Sq 2 50CPCGS Lg Dt-45 No Knob620
1833  50CPCGS AU-50 320
1834   50CNGC MS-65 5175
1834 Large Date Lg Let 50CPCGS AU-50 305

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1917-S Reverse 50CPCGS MS-62 $ 1135
1933-S  50CPCGS MS-63 1220
1940-S  50CPCGS MS-66 605
1941-S  50CPCGS MS-65 480
1942-S  50CPCGS MS-66 460

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1939  50CPCGS PR-66 $ 570
1942  50CPCGS PR-66 490


The smallest United States silver coins were authorized by Congress March 3, 1851. This coin was the three cent piece struck from 1851 to 1873. Designed by James Longacre, this coinage experienced a weight and design change during its production.

The Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the issuance of the Half Dime, Dime, Quarter, and Half Dollar and Dollar. Production of the half dime did not commence until February 1795 with the first coins dated 1794. Weights were changed several times during its production as were the coin's design. Half Dimes were struck from 1794 to 1873.

Though authorized in 1792, the first dime was not struck until 1796. This draped bust, small eagle reverse dime was designed by Gilbert Stuart. Other well known designers of the various dime series include: Christian Gobrecht, Robert Scot, John Reich, Charles E. Barber, A. A. Weinman and John R. Sinnock, the designer of the still minted Roosevelt Dime. As with most of our coinage, various designs have been implimented throughout the dime's production. Dimes have a weight of twice that of the half dimes.

Like the dime, the quarter's production did not start until 1796. Like the early half dimes and dimes, the early quarters do not have any mark of value. The value "25c" was added to the reverse in 1804, changed to "QUAR. DOL." in 1838, and in 1892 value was spelled out entirely. Minted from 1796 to present, the quarter also experienced various weight and design changes.

The half dollar had only a two year wait from its authorization in 1792 to its start of production in 1794. Early half dollars are often collected by die varities which exist for most dates. Standards and design changes also occurred for this series of coins that are still being minted today.

As with the half dollar, the first issues of the dollar appeared in 1794. it is interesting to note that until 1804, all dollars had the value stamped on the edge of the coin. No dollars were produced between 1805 and 1835. When production resumed all dollars were made with a plain or reeded edge and had the denomination on its revese. Circulation strikes and patterns of the Gobrecht Dollar were struck in 1836, 1838, and 1839. The mint produced restrikes to satisfy collector demands between 1855 and 1860. Mules (coins with mismatched combinations of dies) were also struck in the 1850's and are rare. Dollars were once again struck in 1840 for general circulation and continued through 1873.

Trade Dollars were issued for circulation in the Orient to compete with dollar-size coin of other countries. Since many pieces circulated in the Orient, it is not uncommon to encounter coins that have been counterstamped with Oriental characters refered to as "chop marks". These usually sell for less than the normal pieces. First coined as legal tender in the United States to the extent of $5.00, they no longer retain that status.