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1866 &1881 Three Piece Cent Set

$142.00

Philadelphia Mint (2 coins)

Grade:  Fine  
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Sought after by collectors, both the 1866 and 1881 three-cent coins in Fine condition and struck in 75% copper and 25% nickel represent the arc of Jesse James’s notorious career. His first heist took place on Feb. 13, 1866 when Jesse, along with his brother Frank, Cole Younger and nine others, staged their first bank raid in Liberty, MO, making off with $62,000. The daring act took place in broad daylight, making it the first daytime robbery of any U.S. bank during peacetime! The last raid happened 15 years later on Sept. 7, 1881 when the gang robbed $3,000 in cash and jewelry from train passengers just outside Glendale, MO. These three-cent pieces could have been part of the plunder!


Philadelphia minted nickel three-cent coins from 1865-1889 to replace fractional paper currency. The obverse features Liberty with a beaded coronet and the reverse, a simple laurel wreath with the denomination in roman numerals. You can “make off” with a piece of history with your purchase of these two Fine condition coins in a FREE display case and timeline of all of Jesse James’s infamous robberies.

  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Product Type: Sets
  • Presentation: With Case
  • Year: Mixed Years
  • Material: Nickel
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