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1879 Nickel Three-Cent Piece, Proof

$1,275.00

1879 Nickel Three-Cent Piece, Proof

Grade:  Gem Proof 66 PCGS  
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In 1879, Edison successful produced a working light bulb, and Yellowstone became America`s first national park. That year, after a 2-year interruption, the Philadelphia Mint struck nickel three-cent pieces - albeit only 38,000 - for circulation again. Consider that mintage figure, and the fact that many 3¢ coins were melted in the late 1880s to reuse their metal for 5¢ nickels. Then, add to that loss through attrition and passage of time, and who knows how many really survive today. Don`t wait to get this low-mintage date, act now!

  • Mint Mark: Philadelphia
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Year: 1879
  • Material: Nickel