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1874 Liberty Head Three Cent Nickel PCGS MS65

1874 Liberty Head Three Cent Nickel PCGS MS65
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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.

  • This coin was 3 cents US legal tender.
  • This coin was struck from 1.94 g of cupro-nickel.
  • The coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
  • This coin was part of a mintage of 790,000 pieces.
  • Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Mint State 65.

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.

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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
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS65
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Copper-Nickel
Diameter:17.9 mm
Country:United States
Mintage:790,000
Obverse Design:Liberty
Reverse Design:Roman Numeral III inside wreath
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
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