1885 Three Cent Nickel Image
1865 THREE CENTS (NICKEL) 1865-1889
Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Cherry Picker's List:

1873 Found in Open 3 and Closed 3 varieties.  All of the Proofs are of the Closed 3 variety.
1877 Rare, Proof-only date.
1878 Struck only as Proofs.
1887 Look for the 1887/6 variety on Proofs.
Key Dates:
1879
1880
1882
1883
1884
1885
1887
1888
1889


FACTS:
The original purpose of the Three Cents coins to provide an intermediate denomination between the Cent and Half Dime, making it easier to change some of the odd foreign coins that were legal tender in America at that time. These tiny coins were known officially as "Trimes" and unofficially as "fish scales."

SPECIFICATIONS:
Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Nickel - 25%
Copper - 75%

Weight: 30 grains (1.9 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at the Philadelphia, PA Mint)






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