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1880 Liberty Head Proof Three Cent Nickel NGC PF66

1880 Liberty Head Proof Three Cent Nickel NGC PF66
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Why add this Three Cent 1880 Nickel Proof to your collection?

Collectors looking for a novelty item for their collections would do well to pick up this Proof Three Cent Nickel. The series ran from 1865-1889. This proof was part of a mintage of just 3,955 pieces.

  • This coin was 3 cents U.S. legal tender.
  • This piece was struck from 1.94 g of cupro-nickel.
  • The coin comes from a mintage of just 3,955 pieces.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coni Proof 66.

Youthful Liberty Design by James Longacre

Both faces of this coin bear designs by James Longacre. Obverse: A young Liberty faces left on the obverse. She wears a beaded coronet on which her name is inscribed. Encircling her portrait are two inscriptions, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "1880."

Reverse: On the reverse, the Roman numeral "III" (3) denotes the coin's face value. It is encircled by a wreath that has a bow at the bottom.

Beautifully Maintained PF66

The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this coin is in Proof 66 condition. That means that it was struck very well and retains all of its original luster.

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This 1880 Liberty Head Proof Three Cent Nickel NGC PF66 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:1880
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF66
Finish:Proof
Composition:Copper-Nickel
Diameter:17.9 mm
Country:United States
Mintage:3,955
Obverse Design:Liberty
Reverse Design:Roman Numeral III inside wreath
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
History of the Nickel
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