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1879 Liberty Head Proof Three Cent Nickel PCGS PR66

1879 Liberty Head Proof Three Cent Nickel PCGS PR66
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Why buy this Three Cent 1879 Nickel?

The Three Cent Nickel made its debut in 1865 and lasted only until 1889. This Proof 69 piece is particularly attractive for this date. This proof is perfect for collectors who like lesser known and low mintage historic American coins.

  • This coin was 3 cents U.S. legal tender.
  • This coin was struck from 1.94 g of cupro-nickel.
  • This coin was part of a mintage of JUST 3,200 pieces.
  • Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) graded this coin Proof 66.

Stunning Liberty Design by James Longacre

Obverse: The coin's obverse features a left-side portrait of Liberty by James Longacre. Longacre shows the figure wearing a beaded coronet that bears an inscription of her name. Rim inscriptions provide hte name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the date, "1879."

Reverse: On the reverse, the Roman numeral 3, "III," is inscribed in large font at the center. This notes the face value of the coin. It is encircled by a wreath that has a bow at the bottom.

Well Preserved PR66

This coin earned a Proof 69 grade from Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). That grade means that this coin was struck very well and shows no traces of wear.

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This 1879 Liberty Head Proof Three Cent Nickel PCGS PR66 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:1879
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:PR66
Finish:Proof
Composition:Copper-Nickel
Diameter:17.9 mm
Country:United States
Mintage:3,200
Obverse Design:Liberty
Reverse Design:Roman Numeral III inside wreath
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
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