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The Second U.S. Three-Cent Pieces Minted

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US Coins386 of 659St. Gaudens 1/10th oz Gold Coin, Bezel, & ChainEarly U.S. Type Coin: 1853 Three-Cent Piece
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Posted 2 years ago

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This is an 1881 U.S. Three-Cent piece. They were issued from 1865-1889. It is 25% copper and 75% nickel. To quote the "Red Book" which is entitled, "A Guide Book of United States Coins", "Nickel three-cent pieces were issued because their silver counterpart was hoarded by the public." This coin not only has a different design and composition but it is larger, measuring 17.9mm in diameter which is the same as our dime.

Thank you for your patience with my long-winded descriptions! I am no expert on this subject but merely a lover of the artistry and history of our early money.

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  1. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the appreciation, poterro! :)
  2. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much, Bellin68!!
  3. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, kerry10456!
  4. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love, vetraio50! :)
  5. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love musikchoo!! :)
  6. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love PhilDavid AlexanderMorris! :)
  7. vdeb, 2 years ago
    These old coins were so beautiful!
  8. purpledog purpledog, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much vdeb!! :)

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