This desirable set includes three short-lived types of obsolete American coinage that haven’t been issued in over 125 years! Now, you can add these short-lived issues from the 1800s to your collection. Just look at the exciting old-time pieces you’ll receive:
- 1839-1857 Large Cent – one of the first denominations issued under the authority of the U.S. government, the large cent was discontinued in 1857 due to rising production costs. Already it cost more for the U.S. Mint to make a cent than it was worth! Instead, this popular denomination was reduced from 27.5 mm to 19 mm – the size that’s still in use today. Very Fine condition.
- 1864-1873 2¢ Piece – a Civil War-era denomination that was issued when citizens began hoarding coins during that time of uncertainty. A coin shortage resulted, so the U.S. Mint began striking this unusual 2¢ coin. The 2¢ piece was also the first U.S. coin to bear the motto in god we trust. Good Condition.
- 1865-1889 Nickel 3¢ Piece – this odd denomination was released to answer the need for small-denomination coins, and as an easy way to purchase 3¢ postage stamps. Hoarding of silver during the Civil War led to this copper-nickel type. Very Good condition.
These coins have been missing from circulation for over a century now. In fact, many collectors may never have seen these sought-after classics! But with this 3-coin set, you can own an affordable example of each historic piece - beautifully housed in a handsome leatherette display case. Be sure to get this classic set while you can and SAVE.
- Year: Mixed Years
- Presentation: With Case
- Product Type: Sets