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Three Cent Nickel
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Three Cent Nickel
The 3-cent coin--an unusual denomination almost unknown to today's collectors--was first struck in 1851, created to make it easier to buy a single 3-cent postage stamp.

In 1865, during the Civil War silver shortage, the U.S. Mint started making these coins in a copper-nickel alloy, leading to its "nickel" name.

When the stamp price dropped to 2 cents in 1883, this coin was no longer needed, and the last 3-cent piece was struck in 1889.

Each coin is encapsulated in a sonically sealed slab to protect it for future generations. Mint years vary.
Three Cent Nickel
Was: $69.98
Now: $49.97