Coin Specifications

Region: US  
Denomination: 3CN  
Diameter: 17.9 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Copper [75%] 1.455 (g)
Nickel [25%] 0.485 (g)
Total Mass: 1.94 (g)

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Coin Type

1865–1889 Three-cent nickel piece

US 1867 Three Cent Coin Description

US 1867  Three-cent nickel ( 3CN ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
US 1867  Three-cent nickel ( 3CN ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 1.94 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 17.9 (mm)
Mint Year: 1867
Mint Mark:
Coin Name: Three-cent nickel
Coin Rating:
Rated 8 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 8
Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:85.148 US 1867 3CN ) and has given the item a grade of Authentic with serial number of: 3733.92/29633532 | OFCC:85.148
Coin Grade:
PCGS - Authentic
Grade Serial: 3733.92/29633532
OFCC Serial: 85.148
Face Value:
( US)
0.03
Attributes: GENUINE NOT GRADEABLE
Coin Notes: PCGS NOTES (Back of slab)
GENUINE NOT GRADEABLE
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Coin Type Description:

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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1865–1889
Mint Marks: NONE (P)
Denomination: 3CN
Obverse Design: Head of Liberty
Obverse Designer: James Barton Longacre
Reverse Design: Wreath surrounding Roman numeral III
Reverse Designer: James Barton Longacre
Three-cent nickel piece

The copper-nickel three-cent piece, often called a three-cent nickel piece or three-cent nickel, was designed by US Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre and struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1865 to 1889. It was initially popular, but its place in commerce was supplanted by the five-cent piece, or nickel.

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Three Cent Nickel (United States)
Source: en.wikipedia.org

Value: 0.03 US dollars
Mass: 1.94 g (29.9 gr)
Diameter: 17.9 mm (0.70 in)
Edge: plain
Composition: 75% Cu, 25% Ni
Obverse
Design: Liberty Head
Designer: James Barton Longacre
Design Date: 1865
Reverse
Design: Roman numeral III
Designer: James Barton Longacre
Design Date: 1865

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Nickel Three Cents: 1865-1889
Source: typesets.wikidot.com

Quick Coinage Facts
Years Minted: 1865-1889
Mints: Philadelphia
Composition: 0.750 copper, 0.250 nickel
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 1.94 grams
Total Mintage: approx. 31,332,527
Edge: plain

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Early years (1865–73)
Source: en.wikipedia.org

The three-cent nickel piece was very popular when it entered circulation in mid-1865. More convenient than the larger two-cent bronze piece, it largely replaced that coin, starting the two-cent on its way to decreased popularity and abolition in 1873. The hard alloy, though, caused high levels of die breakage. Between 1865 and 1876, some 17 million three-cent pieces were used by the government to redeem the three-cent fractional currency notes.

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Decline and end (1873–90)
Source: en.wikipedia.org

On January 18, 1873, Philadelphia Mint Chief Coiner A. Loudon Snowden formally complained to Pollock that on the new year's coins, the digit "3" too closely resembled an "8". Pollock ordered Chief Engraver William Barber (Longacre had died in office on January 1, 1869) to redo the logotypes for the date. Thus, most denominations of American coinage dated 1873, including the three-cent nickel piece, have varieties: the Close (or Closed) 3 from early in the year, and the Open 3 from after Barber made his modifications. A total of 390,000 Closed 3 and 783,000 Open 3 of the three-cent nickel were minted.

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3 Cents "Three Cent Nickel"
Source: en.numista.com

KM# 95
Features
Country United States
Years 1865-1889
Value 3 Cents (0.03 USD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 1.94 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Engraver James Barton Longacre
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓

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3CN 1867   US
PCGS Authentic
GENUINE NOT GRADEABLE
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