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1865-1870 Nickel 3¢ Piece Set


(5 coins)

Grade:  Average Circulated  
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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: Philadelphia
  • Product Type: Sets
  • Presentation: With Case
  • Year: Mixed Years
  • Material: Nickel