Get a 5-coin set of short-lived nickel 3¢ pieces, minted from 1865-1889! Struck in the same alloy as 5¢ nickels, these U.S. coins were authorized on March 3, 1865. That's when the nickel 3¢ piece was proposed, debated, passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Lincoln all in a single day.
Civil War coin hoarding and a severe coin shortage had forced the U.S. government to issue fractional currency. But these small notes wore out quickly and were easily lost. Nickel 3¢ pieces were rushed into production to replace the 3¢ notes.
With this historic set, you'll get 5 different nickel 3¢ pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 1865-1870, including the first year of issue. Act now to add this set in a display case to your collection and SAVE off individual prices.
- Material: Nickel
- Product Type: Sets
- Year: Mixed Years
- Mint: Philadelphia
- Presentation: With Case