The 1853 3 cent coins have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1853 3 Cent Coin


Type: 3 Cent Coin
Year: 1853
Face Value: $0.03
Composition: 75% silver, 25% copper
Silver Weight: .0193 oz.
Total Weight: .80 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $0.57

The US minted the 1853 3 cent coin with no mint mark. No other series varieties were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1853 Philadelphia 11,400,000


This coin in circulated condition is worth much more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $0.57. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $29.57 per ounce.

The 1853 3 cent coin is worth around $40 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $70. In uncirculated condition the price is around $225 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $300.

Grading System

Good- The star is worn and smooth. The legend and the date are both readable.

Very fine- The star ridges only show a small amount of wear.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.



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1852 3 Cent Coin