1871 3¢ Three-Cent Nickel (NGC Genuine, VF Details)

NGC Genuine, Cleaned - VF Details

  • Lot number 1721926
  • Total bids 28
  • Winning bid $42.00
  • Buyer's premium $7.14
  • Total $49.14
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Grade: NGC Genuine, Cleaned - VF Details

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

Year: 1871

Designer: James B. Longacre

Weight: 1.94 grams

Diameter: 17.9 mm

Composition: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Edge: plain

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The three-cent 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 at the Philadelphia Mint. Issued during the economic turmoil of the American Civil War as a response to hoarding of precious metal coins including its predecessor the silver three-cent piece.

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