3 Cent Nickels (1865 - 1889)
APMEX offers a superb selection of Three Cent nickels.
One of the most unusual of America’s coins, the Three Cent nickel has helped change the way people think about money. Before the Three Cent nickel’s release in 1865, it was once believed that coins had to be worth as much as the precious metal content. The Three Cent nickel helped the population see otherwise. An immediate hit with the public, the Three Cent nickel proved very useful when purchasing stamps.