Tuesday, April 27, 2010

To he who shall remain anonymous.


To those who are wondering what this is all about, a Threeper sent me one of these, a well-circulated copy with a hole drilled in it by someone in the distant past so I could wear it around my neck. Cool.



Buckeye Copperhead said...

Some information about 3-cent coins that may be of interest: There were two different types of 3-cent coins made by the U.S. mint. One is made of silver and was minted from 1851 to 1873. The other was made of cupro-nickel and was minted from 1865 to 1889. Both have the "III" on their reverse. The cupro-nickel 3-cent is usually less valuable numismatically speaking. The 1865 is a good one for jewelry purposes as it has a very high mintage. You might be able to find one for $20-$25. If you wish to wear one as jewelry, put one in a bezel of some sort instead of punching a hole in it as that will hurt its numismatic value (unless it has a hole from a previous owner, like this one does). Yes, I am a coin geek.

TdB said...

I can't top that one. That is an OUTSTANDING gift.

But I will come a paint for you, if you know anyone in the greater Pinson Metropolitan area who'll hire me 4 non-gratis work. Really. I will hang paper, but only if you ask with a cherry on top, it hurts my low aggravation diet, ya know?

Actually, I'll do the same for any Threeper within 2 days drive of Fort Worth. I got lil crumb crunchers to feed & I like ojo a ojo with any Freedom minded (right minded?) person



TdB said...


jeffohio said...

I my self , 30+ years ago picked up one of those nickel versions.
1870 in xf+.
About the size of a dime.
However, those silver versions are very small. Good luck finding a bezel for it!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good idea for a threeper challenge coin.


Anonymous said...

Might I add.

III (on one side)
We are Everywhere (on the other side)