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

1888 Three (3) Cent Nickel
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1865 Three (3) Cent Nickel
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$68.00 $70.00

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

1866 Three (3) Cent Nickel
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$94.00 $97.00

1866 Three (3) Cent Nickel
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$84.00 $86.00

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

1869 Three (3) Cent Nickel NGC PF63 CAMEO  Superb Eye Appeal  GREAT FROST
1869 Three (3) Cent Nickel NGC PF63 CAMEO Superb Eye Appeal GREAT FROST
SKU: PSB10270

This original 1869 Three (3) Cent Nickel has superb eye appeal with full luster and nice strike. The coin looks 64+ all day to me. Great Frost! Certified: NGC PF63 CAMEO

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$470.00 $485.00

1871 Three (3) Cent Nickel Nice Proof Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
1871 Three (3) Cent Nickel Nice Proof Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster Nice Strike
SKU: 3CN634

This original and undipped 1871 Three (3) Cent Nickel has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. The coin is tough to find. Grade: Nice Proof

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$315.00 $325.00

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

1872 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR65 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster
1872 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR65 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Luster
SKU: PSB24283

This wonderfully original 1872 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has nice eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Nice color and surfaces. Certified: PCGS PR65

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$520.00 $540.00

1879 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR66 Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster
1879 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR66 Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster
SKU: PSB29953

This wonderfully original 1879 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has great eye appeal with nice luster and strong strike. Nice color and surfaces. Great skin. Certified: PCGS PR66

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$453.00 $466.00

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

1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster
1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Superb Eye Appeal Fantastic Luster
SKU: PSB24344

This wonderfully original 1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. Looks 66 CAM to me. Certified: NGC PF65

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$445.00 $455.00

1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof NGC PF65 Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike
SKU: PSB24448

This wonderfully original 1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has superb eye appeal with fantastic luster and nice strike. This is the nicest PR65 you will ever see. Looks 66+ to me. Certified: NGC PF65

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$470.00 $485.00

1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR65+ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster
1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof PCGS PR65+ Great Eye Appeal Nice Luster
SKU: PSB26011

This original 1889 Three (3) Cent Nickel Proof has great eye appeal with nice luster and nice strike. Pretty pastel colors. Certified: PCGS PR65+

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$401.00 $412.00


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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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