Three-Cent Pieces - Silver, TYPE 1
1852  3CSPCGS MS-66 $ 1110

Half Dimes - Capped Bust
1829   H10CNGC MS-65 $ 2015
1833  H10CPCGS AU-55 275

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1858   H10CNGC MS-65 Deep Bluish/Grey toning with Golden Highlights$ 570

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1868   H10CNGC PF-64 $ 715
1868   H10CNGC PF-66 Cameo1440
1871  H10CPCGS PR-66 1785

Half Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse
1867-S  H10CPCGS MS-62 $ 690

Dimes - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1805 4 BERRIES 4 Berries JR-2 10CNGC Fine $ 1150

Dimes - Capped Bust, SMALL SIZE
1835   10CNGC AU-58 $ 585

Dimes - Seated Liberty, NO DRAPERY
1839 O  10CNGC AU-58 $ 625

Dimes - Seated Liberty, STARS Obverse
1858-O  10CPCGS MS-64 $ 3625

Dimes - Seated Liberty, LEGEND Obverse, Proof
1860  10CPCGS PR-67 CA$ 4830
1890   10CNGC PF-66 Cameo1555

Dimes - Seated Liberty, ARROWS 1873-74
1873 Arrows 10CPCGS MS-64+ $ 1495

Dimes - Barber
1898  10CPCGS MS-67 $ 3510
1901  10CPCGS MS-66+ CAC1700
1914   10CNGC MS-65 360

Dimes - Barber, Proof
1898  10CPCGS PR-64 CA$ 835
1908  10CPCGS PR-64 CA805

Dimes - Mercury
1916 D  10CNGC MS-61 FB$ 12650
1918-D  10CPCGS MS-65 FB12480
1924  10CPCGS MS-67 FB2530
1927-D  10CPCGS MS-65 FB5465
1929-S  10CPCGS MS-67 665
1934  10CPCGS MS-68 FB2275
1935  10CPCGS MS-68 FB5580
1939  10CPCGS MS-67+ FB2015

Twenty-Cent Pieces
1875 CC  20CNGC VF-35 $ 480
1875-S  20CPCGS MS-65 Sports a blue/grey mottled tone w/ lovely golden hues2475

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

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO
1842-O Small Date 25CPCGS VF-30 $ 3740
1857   25CNGC MS-64 850

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO
1878-CC  25CPCGS MS-64 $ 1725

Quarter Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1890   25CNGC PF-67 Cameo$ 4140

Quarter Dollars - Barber
1896-S  25CPCGS Very Good $ 1295

Quarter Dollars - Barber, Proof
1898   25CNGC PF-67 Cameo$ 3855

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 1
1916 Standing 25CPCGS VF-30 $ 6730

Quarter Dollars - Standing Liberty, TYPE 2
1924-S  25CPCGS MS-63 FH$ 1410

Quarter Dollars - Washington, Silver
1932-S  25CPCGS MS-63 $ 430

Half Dollars - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1805   50CNGC AU-50 $ 3310
1807 Draped Bust 50CPCGS XF-40 1525

Half Dollars - Capped Bust
1811   50CNGC MS-65 $ 13225
1814   50CNGC MS-66 16390
1820/19 Curl 2 50CPCGS XF-45 825
1820 Sq 2 50CPCGS Lg Dt-45 No Knob620
1832 Small Letters 50CPCGS AU-58 780
1833  50CPCGS AU-50 320
1834   50CNGC MS-65 5350
1834 Large Date Lg Let 50CPCGS AU-50 305
1836 Lettered Edge 50CPCGS AU-55 415

Half Dollars - Capped Bust, REEDED EDGE
1836 Reeded Edge 50CPCGS AU-53 $ 4945
1837   50CNGC MS-65 8915

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, NO MOTTO
1857 S  50CNGC AU-55 $ 2390
1859-O  50CPCGS AU-50 290

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, MOTTO, Proof
1880   50CNGC PF-64 $ 1265
1880   50CNGC PF-66 3680
1883  50CPCGS PR-63 CA1150
1890   50CNGC PF-64 Cameo1930

Half Dollars - Seated Liberty, ARROWS 1873-74
1874 Arrows 50CPCGS MS-65 $ 14950

Half Dollars - Barber, Proof
1895  50CPCGS PR-66 $ 3395

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty
1917  50CPCGS MS-64 $ 375
1917-S Reverse 50CPCGS MS-62 1135
1929-D  50CPCGS MS-65 2275
1937-D  50CPCGS MS-66 635
1944 D  50CNGC MS-67 605
1946 Doubled Die Reverse 50CPCGS MS-66 3195

Half Dollars - Walking Liberty, Proof
1936  50CPCGS PR-64 $ 1870
1939  50CPCGS PR-65 530
1942  50CPCGS PR-66 490

Half Dollars - Franklin, Proof
1950  50CPCGS PR-67 $ 2245


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.