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U.S. Three-Cent Nickels (1865-1889)

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U.S. Three-Cent Nickels (1865-1889)

1865 Three (3) Cent Nickel NGC PF65 Ultra Cameo Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1865 Three (3) Cent Nickel NGC PF65 Ultra Cameo Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB29847

This nice original 1865 Three (3) Cent Nickel has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. Certified: NGC PF65 Ultra Cameo

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$4,640.00 $4,775.00

1867 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Cameo Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1867 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Cameo Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB24281

This wonderfully original 1867 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. Does have some die striations but honestly looks DCAM to me. Certified: NGC PF65 Cameo

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$1,035.00 $1,065.00

1872 Three (3) Cent Nickel NGC MS64 CAC Sticker Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1872 Three (3) Cent Nickel NGC MS64 CAC Sticker Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB24497

This wonderfully original 1872 Three (3) Cent Nickel CAC Sticker has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. Nearly perfect color and surfaces. Possible upgrade. Certified: NGC MS64

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$495.00 $510.00

1878 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Cameo Blazing White Gem Strong Strike
1878 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Cameo Blazing White Gem Strong Strike
SKU: PSB33349

This original 1878 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and strong strike. Blazing white Gem. Certified: NGC PF65 Cameo

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$780.00 $800.00

1882 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR66 Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster
1882 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR66 Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster
SKU: PSB26019

This wonderfully original 1882 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and strong strike. Outrageous Ice Blue toning. Spectacular! Certified: PCGS PR66

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$675.00 $695.00


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Learn More About U.S. Three-Cent Nickels (1865-1889)

 

The three-cent nickel was minted from 1865 to 1889, during the same time the three-cent silver piece was produced. Both coins were designed by the U.S. Mint’s chief engraver, John Longacre. The obverse side features the head of Lady Liberty wearing a crown and facing left with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounding her and the date below. The reverse side includes the denomination expressed as the Roman numeral III inside of a wreath. The three-cent nickel was composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel yet looks silver in appearance. Millions of these odd denomination coins were produced to buy three-cent postage stamps and make change during the post-Civil War era. The three-cent nickel raised controversy due to its size which was very similar to that of a dime. It was discontinued in 1889 when the cost of postage dropped from three cents to two cents, creating less demand for a three-cent piece. 


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