A mere 1,335,000 three-cent pieces were struck in 1870 - miniscule when compared to today`s mintages. As fractional notes were turned in, the mint cut the production of three-cent pieces; they were serving their purpose. But what was business as usual for the U.S. Mint over 135 years ago, created low-mintage coins for collectors today. Don`t wait to order the 1870 three-cent piece for your collection. Buy it today!