Get a five-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 during the final year of the Civil War on March 3, 1865. at’s when the nickel 3¢ piece was proposed, debated, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Lincoln all in a single day.
Coin hoarding and a severe coin shortage during the Civil War had forced the U.S. government to issue fractional currency in denominations of 3¢ (the first-class postal rate) to 50¢. But these small notes became ragged and dirty, wore out quickly and were easily lost. Nickel 3¢ pieces were rushed into production to replace 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 Civil War-era set in display case to your collection and SAVE off individual prices.
- Mint Mark: Philadelphia
- Product Type: Sets
- Presentation: With Case
- Year: Mixed Years
- Material: Nickel