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1865-1869 Nickel Three Cent Piece Set

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Classic Civil War-era coins like these take you back to the days of Lincoln’s second inauguration, the battle for the Confederate capital Richmond, and Reconstruction. These now obsolete, copper-nickel 3¢ pieces were created to alleviate a coin shortage caused by the hoarding of silver coins. With the exception of the first year, mintages rarely topped 4.8 million. And in time, millions were melted down to make 5¢ nickels – making 3¢ coins elusive for today’s collectors.

This 5-coin set brings you a coin from each of the series’ first five years, 1865-1869! Each low-mintage piece displays Liberty on the obverse, and the roman numeral III surrounded by a laurel wreath on the reverse. Order today to get your set, presented in a FREE display case, and you’ll also SAVE off individual prices!


  • Year: Mixed Years
  • Product Type: Sets
  • Presentation: With Case
  • Material: Copper-Nickel