Rory C. writes:I checked in your FAQ area for info on an 1866 3 cent piece. I found where you mentioned them but not a typical value. I have one, that according to a traveling coin and gold buyer, is in good to fine condition. It has not been cleaned and has been sealed for at least 40 years. He offered me $18.00 for it. I did not know if this was a good price or not. I cannot find a mint mark on it, does this mean it is from the Philly mint? I realize that you cannot judge it without seeing it, but an estimated range would be nice. Thank you!
If it is a 3 cent silver (the design has a star on one side) and its in good to fine condition, the price that you were offered is fair. Don’t forget that grading is very important, higher grade pieces can bring substantially more. Get a second opinion before you sell it. Yes,the coin was made at the Philadelphia Mint.