Three Cent Nickels - 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, this issue helped to alleviate the need for small change as Silver shortages led to widespread hoarding of all Silver coins. Three cent nickels proved very useful when purchasing 3¢ postage stamps.
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