Three-Cent Pieces - Silver, TYPE 3, Proof
1872   3CSNGC PF-66 $ 1725

Half Dimes - Capped Bust
1829   H10CNGC MS-65 $ 1895
1831  H10CPCGS AU-55 230

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1857 O  H10CNGC MS-66 $ 1550
1858   H10CNGC MS-65 Deep Bluish/Grey toning with Golden Highlights550

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1860   H10CNGC PF-64 Cameo$ 975
1872  H10CPCGS PR-65 Attractive toning!975

Dimes - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1805 5 BERRIES 5 Berries JR-1 10CNGC Fine $ 1495

Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1858-O  10CPCGS MS-64 $ 3505

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1883  10CPCGS MS-67 $ 2185
1891  10CPCGS MS-64 355

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1860  10CPCGS PR-67 CA$ 4715
1870  10CPCGS PR-64 635
1888  10CPCGS PR-65 CA1065
1889  10CPCGS PR-67 CA2875

Dimes - Barber
1899 S  10CNGC MS-65 PL PL$ 3335
1914   10CNGC MS-65 355
1915   10CNGC MS-66 680
1915 S  10CNGC MS-65 1380

Dimes - Barber, Proof
1908  10CPCGS PR-64 CA$ 745

Dimes - Mercury
1916 D  10CNGC MS-61 FB$ Call
1916 MERCURY Mercury  10CNGC MS-65 FB145
1917  10CPCGS MS-65 FB315
1937   10CNGC MS-68 FB690
1939  10CPCGS MS-67+ FB2010
1941   10CNGC MS-67+ FB835

Dimes - Mercury, Proof
1939  10CPCGS PR-65 $ 190
1939  10CPCGS PR-68 1095

Twenty-Cent Pieces
1875-S  20CPCGS MS-65 Sports a blue/grey mottled tone w/ lovely golden hues$ 2300

Quarter Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1806   25CNGC VF-25 $ 1665

Quarter Dollars - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1835   25CNGC AU-50 $ 650
1835   25CNGC AU-53 725
1835   25CNGC AU-58 1095
1836   25CNGC MS-62 2530

Quarter Dollars - Capped Bust, LARGE SIZE
1822  25CPCGS VF-20 $ 860

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO
1857   25CNGC MS-64 $ 830

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1878   25CNGC MS-64 PL PL$ 2010

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1883  25CPCGS PR-65 $ 1265
1890   25CNGC PF-66 Cameo2590

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1892  25CPCGS MS-64+ $ 505
1897-S  25CPCGS VF-20 605
1899-S  25CPCGS MS-66 4715
1907  25CPCGS MS-63+ 330

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1917-D Type 2 25CPCGS MS-64 FH$ 1005
1918/7-S  25CPCGS VF-30 4890
1920   25CNGC MS-64 FH575
1923-S  25CPCGS XF-40 1210
1924-D  25CPCGS MS-67 1610
1925  25CPCGS AU-58 FH215
1928-D  25CPCGS MS-64 255
1929  25CPCGS MS-65 FH520
1929  25CPCGS MS-66 FH745
1930   25CNGC MS-63 FH370
1930 S  25CNGC MS-65 375

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-63 $ 410
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-64+ CAC1150

Half Dollars - Flowing Hair
1795   50CNGC Genuine $ 1725

Half Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1805   50CNGC AU-50 $ 3250
1806 Pointed 6 Stem 50CPCGS AU-50 3450

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1807 Large Stars 50/20 50CPCGS AU-58 $ 5175
1810  50CPCGS AU-53 775
1813  O-108 50CNGC AU-53 605
1823 Ugly 3 50CPCGS AU-50 2040
1826   50CNGC MS-64 2960
1833  50CPCGS AU-50 315
1834   50CNGC MS-65 5175
1834 Large Date Lg Let 50CPCGS AU-50 305

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1890   50CNGC MS-65 $ 3450

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1867  50CPCGS PR-65 CA$ 3565
1878  50CPCGS PR-63 CA1095
1880   50CNGC PF-64 1235
1881  50CPCGS PR-66+ CA7185

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1917-S Reverse 50CPCGS MS-62 $ 1095
1917-S Reverse 50CPCGS MS-64 2530
1929-D  50CPCGS MS-65 2185
1933-S  50CPCGS MS-63 1220
1934   50CNGC MS-66+ 575
1935-D  50CPCGS MS-65 1065
1940-S  50CPCGS MS-66 605
1943-S  50CPCGS MS-65 175

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1937  50CPCGS PR-67 $ 1325
1939  50CPCGS PR-66 545

Half Dollars - Franklin, Proof
1956 TYPE 2 Type 2  50CNGC PF-69 $ 575


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.