Three-Cent Pieces - Silver, TYPE 1
1851-O  3CSPCGS AU-58 $ Call

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1856   H10CNGC MS-66 $ 845

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1873  H10CPCGS PR-64 CALow CAC Pop$ 950

Dimes - Barber
1910  10CPCGS MS-66 $ 1095

Dimes - Barber, Proof
1893   10CNGC PR-67 CAC!$ 2070

Dimes - Mercury
1916-D  10CPCGS Fair $ 400
1916 Mercury 10CPCGS MS-65 FBCall
1931  10CPCGS MS-65 FB605
1934-D  10CPCGS MS-65 FBCall
1935-D  10CPCGS MS-65 FBCall
1935-D  10CPCGS MS-66 FB475
1942/1  10CPCGS VF-20 400
1942/1  10CPCGS VF-30 400
1943-D  10CPCGS MS-66 FB55

Quarter Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1806   25CNGC VF-25 vf20 bid: 1375$ 1465

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO
1846  25CPCGS MS-64+ $ 5060

Quarter Dollars - Barber, Proof
1912   25CNGC PF-65 $ 1095

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 1
1916 Standing 25CPCGS VG-8 $ 4600
1917-S Type 1 25CPCGS VF-25 Call

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1917-D Type 2 25CPCGS AU-58 $ Call
1920  25CPCGS MS-64 FH610

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-64 $ 635
1935-D  25CPCGS MS-66 400
1942  25CPCGS MS-67+ ONLY CAC2010

Half Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1806   50CNGC XF-45 $ 1610

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1811   50CNGC MS-65 $ 14085
1811 Small 8 50CPCGS VF-30 Call
1814  50CPCGS XF-45 575
1826  50CPCGS AU-55 415
1827   50CNGC AU-58 620
1827 Square 2 50CPCGS XF-45 230
1833  50CPCGS AU-50 290
1833  50CPCGS AU-58 690

Half Dollars - Barber
1908 D  50CNGC MS-61 $ 520
1915-D  50CPCGS MS-66 2360

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1921-S  50CPCGS VF-30 $ 1150
1928-S  50CPCGS AU-53 775
1934  50CPCGS MS-64 90
1935  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1936  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1937  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1938  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1938-D  50CPCGS MS-64 685
1939  50CPCGS MS-64 Call
1941  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1942  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1942-D  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1943-D  50CPCGS MS-65 Call
1943-S  50CPCGS MS-64 Call
1944 S  50CNGC MS-64 90
1944-S  50CPCGS MS-65 Call

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1942   50CNGC PF-67 $ 690


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.