During the Civil War, both Northerners and Southerners began hoarding coins in the face of an uncertain future. As the war ended, the government needed an alternative to prevent additional hoarding. So in 1865, America's first copper-nickel 3¢ pieces rolled off the mint presses. Bearing an attractive image of Liberty designed by James B. Longacre, these coins of 1865-1889 helped the country through its tumultuous time of Reconstruction.
Now, more than 120 years later, these coins are obsolete and seldom seen. After the denomination was discontinued in 1889, millions of 3¢ pieces were returned to the mint to be melted down, making them elusive for collectors today. But now, you can affordably add one to your collection, in Littleton's exclusive and informative 5" x 3" Showpak holder. Though these coins don't meet industry grading standards, they offer an affordable way to own a historic 3¢ piece. Don't miss your chance to own one of these bygone classics – order today!
- Material: Nickel
- Product Type: Single Products