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Why purchase this Three Cent 1874 Nickel?
During the Civil War, many Americans hoarded coinage for its intrinsic value. The address this problem, the mint began striking coins from cupro-nickel. This three cent piece thus provides a connection with a unique and troubled period in American history.
Striking Liberty Design by James Longacre
Obverse: Like the reverse, the obverse was designed by James Longacre. Liberty faces left wearing a coronet that bears an inscription of her name. Rim inscriptions provide the name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the date, "1874."
Reverse: On the reverse, the Roman numeral "III" is inscribed in large font at the center. That indicates the face value, which is 3 cents. This is encircled by a wreath that has a bow at the bottom.
Beautifully Preserved MS65 PQ!
The experts at Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Mint State 65. That grade indicates that the coin was struck well and shows no wear.
Add this Three Cent 1874 Nickel to your collection today.
This 1874 Liberty Head Three Cent Nickel PCGS MS65 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1874|
|Reverse Design:||Roman Numeral III inside wreath|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||James B. Longacre|
The five-cent coin was created in 1866 to meet the growing need for circulating coinage in the aftermath of widespread hoarding of silver and gold coins during the Civil War. Keep reading to learn more about the history of the nickel!