Three Cent Nickel 1865-1889 Average Circulated 3 Cent Nickel
This listing includes one three cent piece dated between 1865-1889. The initial purpose of this coin was to provide an intermediate denomination between one cent and half dime making it easier to exchange foreign currency at the time. These coins are in average circulated condition, some may have small imperfections. Pictures are stock photos, dates and condition will vary.
The "Nickel" three cent piece was introduced in 1865. The predominant metal in the coin was actually copper, but because of the color of the coin, "nickel" was thought to be a better description.