3 Cents "Three Cent Nickel"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1865-1889
Value 3 Cents (0.03 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (.750 copper, .250 nickel)
Weight 1.94 g
Diameter 17.9 mm
Thickness 1.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 5336
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 95
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Female portrait left, date below

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1885

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Designer: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Roman numerals within wreath

Lettering: III

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Designer: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Plain

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

1873

1887

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1865  11 382 000 $ 11 $ 16 $ 15 $ 21 $ 44 $ 172 45%
1865  500 0.5% Proof
1866  4 801 000 $ 9.37 $ 19 $ 8.69 $ 26 $ 40 25%
1866  725 0.7% Proof
1867  3 915 000 $ 18 $ 19 $ 21 $ 24 $ 31 20%
1867  625 0.5% Proof
1868  3 252 000 $ 10 $ 13 $ 25 16%
1868  600 0.4% Proof
1869  1 604 000 $ 12 $ 28 10%
1869  600 0.4% Proof
1870  1 335 000 $ 18 $ 20 $ 28 $ 28 8%
1870  1 000 0.3% Proof
1871  604 000 $ 25 4%
1871  960 0.3% Proof
1872  862 000 $ 6.88 $ 21 6%
1872  950 0.3% Proof
1873  390 000 2% Closed 3
1873  783 000 $ 18 $ 23 5% Open 3
1873  1 100 0.4% Proof (closed 3)
1874  790 000 $ 6.17 $ 18 5%
1874  700 0.3% Proof
1875  228 000 $ 19 2%
1875  700 0.3% Proof
1876  162 000 1.9%
1876  1 150 0.3% Proof
1877  900 0.3% Proof only
1878  2 350 0.4% Proof only
1879  38 000 1.1%
1879  3 200 0.3% Proof
1880  21 000 0.7%
1880  3 955 0.3% Proof
1881  1 077 000 $ 22 $ 24 11%
1881  3 575 0.3% Proof
1882  22 200 0.8%
1882  3 100 0.3% Proof
1883  4 000 0.5%
1883  6 609 0.5% Proof
1884  1 700 0.3%
1884  3 942 0.3% Proof
1885  1 000 0.5%
1885  3 790 0.3% Proof
1886  4 290 0.5% Proof
1887  5 001 0.5% (fr) Très rare
1887  2 960 0.3% Proof, overdate 7/6 or 87/86
1888  36 501 1.6%
1888  4 582 0.4% Proof
1889  18 125 0.9%
1889  3 436 0.4% Proof

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