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1865 Three Cent Nickel Fine Condition
The "Nickel" Struck at the End of the War!
This Three-cent coin struck the year the Civil War ended was minted in nickel, even before that metal was used to strike the Five-cent piece! It was made because at the time it cost three cents to mail a letter, so you could buy a stamp with one coin. Struck all the way up to 1889, it then disappeared from American pockets forever. 1865 was the first year it was issued. We know you love to get first-of-a-kind coins, so we searched the country and found just enough of these "extinct" coins to offer here. Yours could have been struck the very same day the war ended! Each is in Fine condition.
|Year of Issue||1865|
|Composition||Copper-Nickel - CuNi|
|Mint Name||Philadelphia - P, U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||1.94 Grams - g|