Trime


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Trime

A nickname of a three cent-coin in the United States. Trimes have not been minted since the 1800s.
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Even though its small size made it awkward to use in exchange, the trime enjoyed a rather wide circulation between 1851 and 1853; almost 25 million of the coins were minted--more than three times the number of all the other silver coins combined.
Other than the trime and the slighted cent, the smallest denomination of U.
In 1851, retail trade heavily depended on the trime and the cent, which despite its general disfavor in the public, began being minted in much larger quantities.