1851 was the first year of issue for the Three Cent Silver and a huge mintage of 5,446,400 coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. These coins went out into circulation through banks. The Mint did not authorize individual request for the coins but instead, the public was told they could exchange gold and silver coins for the trime at local banks. Because of the unique distribution, unciculated, high grade coins are tough to come by. This stunning example displays swathes of gold that cascades down the obverse with a small area of caramel by the rim.
PCGS Cert #50190010
PCGS / NGC Population: 163/160 Higher 107/78