Three-Cent Pieces - Silver, TYPE 3, Proof
1871   3CSNGC PF-64 $ 975

Half Dimes - Flowing Hair
1795  H10CPCGS VF-30 $ 4545

Half Dimes - Capped Bust
1836 Large 5C H10CPCGS MS-66 $ 8740

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1859  H10CPCGS MS-66 $ 1350

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1877-CC  10CPCGS MS-64 $ 1150
1888  10CPCGS MS-66 1440
1889 S  10CNGC MS-65 3220

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1883 Hawaii 10CPCGS PR-63 RARE! AMAZING COLOR$ Call

Dimes - Seated Liberty, ARROWS 1873-74, Proof
1874 Arrows 10CPCGS PR-64 $ 1035

Dimes - Barber
1914-S  10CPCGS MS-64 $ 520

Dimes - Barber, Proof
1894  10CPCGS PR-66 $ 1035
1906   10CNGC PF-66 975

Dimes - Mercury
1921  10CPCGS MS-66 FBSharp Strike!$ 7185
1942/41 D FS-010.8 10CNGC XF-40 490

Dimes - Mercury, Proof
1937  10CPCGS PR-67 $ 605

Twenty-Cent Pieces, Proof
1876   20CNGC PF-65 Cameo$ 7185

Quarter Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1804  25CPCGS Fine-15 $ 10350

Quarter Dollars - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1831   25CNGC MS-63 $ 3390

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO, Proof
1860  25CPCGS PR-64 CA$ 2300

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1876 S  25CNGC MS-65 $ 1550

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1877  25CPCGS PR-64 $ 1035
1889   25CNGC PF-63 690

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1896-S  25CPCGS Very Good CU retail: 1650$ 1580

Quarter Dollars - Barber, Proof
1895   25CNGC PF-66+ Cameo$ 2645

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1932 D  25CNGC MS-64 $ 1725
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-64 635

Half Dollars - Flowing Hair
1794   50CNGC VF-20 MEATY$ 10350

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

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1871  50CPCGS PR-64 $ 1640

Half Dollars - Barber
1894   50CNGC AU-58 $ 605
1912-D  50CPCGS MS-64 975

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1936   50CNGC MS-67 $ 690
1938   50CNGC MS-67 1095
1945   50CNGC MS-67 975


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.