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Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889)

Nickel three-cent pieces were issued because their silver counterpart was hoarded by the public.

Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889)
1865 - 1889

Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1859 - 1873
    Designer: James B. Longacre
    Weight: 1.940 grams
    Diameter:17.9 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.7500 copper, 0.2500 nickel
    Edge: plain
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G-4 Good. Good.
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • PF-12 PF-12. PF-12.
  • PF-20 Proof. Proof.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof.
  • PF-64 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-66 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-66Cam Proof. Proof.
  • 1865
  • 11,382,000
    • 1866
    • 4,801,000
      • 1867

        1867

        Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1867
        Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1867
      • 3,915,000
      • 15
      • 1868

        1868

        Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1868
        Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1868
      • 3,252,000
      • 15
      • 1869
      • 1,604,000
        • 1870
        • 1,335,000
          • 1871
          • 604,000
            • 1872

              1872

              Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1872
              Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1872
            • 862,000
            • 20
            • 1873, Close 3
            • 390,000
              • 1875
              • 228,000
                • 1876

                  1876

                  Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1876
                  Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1876
                • 162,000
                • 20
                • 1879

                  1879

                  Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1879
                  Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1879
                • 38,000
                • 60
                • 1880

                  1880

                  Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1880
                  Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1880
                • 21,000
                • 90
                • 1881
                • 1,077,000
                  • 1882

                    1882

                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1882
                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1882
                  • 22,200
                  • 110
                  • 1883

                    1883

                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1883
                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1883
                  • 4,000
                  • 175
                  • 1884

                    1884

                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1884
                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1884
                  • 1,700
                  • 450
                  • 1885

                    1885

                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1885
                    Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1885
                  • 1,000
                  • 500
                  • 1887
                  • 5,001
                    • 1887, Proof
                    • 2,960
                      • 1888
                      • 36,501
                        • 1889

                          1889

                          Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1889
                          Three-Cent Pieces Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865 - 1889) 1889
                        • 18,125
                        • 80
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