Superb 1851 Three-Cent Uncirculated Silver Coin Graded MS63 by PCGS
Description: A beautiful mint state silver 1851 three-cent piece (Trimes). The date 1951 represents the first year for this type of coin. This is a Type I coin and is graded by PCGS as Mint State "MS63". It is in a PCGS secure slab. The coin itself is better than the scan shows and has very good details with all star points visible as well as the outline of the shield on the obverse. The date is very readable as are all the legends. As you can see from the photo, the details on the reverse are also very bold and all there with no observable wear commensurate with its mint uncirculated state. These coins were designed by James Longacre and were minted in Philadelphia and New Orleans. This coin is from the Philadelphia mint. Early US coins such as this are gradually getting difficult to find, especially in mint state like this one. Please carefully review the scans provided as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: 0.80 grams of a silver-copper alloy and is ~14 mm in diameter. The coin has the plain edge design
References: Page 124 in "2012 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 65th edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." Page 68 in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: The coin is graded MS63 by PCGS and comes in a secure slab. The coin is beautiful and has no wear commensurate with its uncirculated mint state. The coin is problem free and would make a great addition to your US coin collection. Please see photo to appreciate condition and beauty of the coin.