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1865-1870 Nickel 3 Cent Piece Set

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Get a 5-coin set of short-lived nickel 3¢ pieces, minted from 1865-1889! Struck in the same alloy as 5¢ nickels, these U.S. coins were authorized on March 3, 1865. That's when the nickel 3¢ piece was proposed, debated, passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Lincoln all in a single day.


Civil War coin hoarding and a severe coin shortage had forced the U.S. government to issue fractional currency. But these small notes wore out quickly and were easily lost. Nickel 3¢ pieces were rushed into production to replace the 3¢ notes.


With this historic set, you'll get 5 different nickel 3¢ pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1865-1870, including the first year of issue. Act now to add this set in a display case to your collection and SAVE off individual prices.


  • Material: Nickel
  • Product Type: Sets
  • Year: Mixed Years
  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Presentation: With Case
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