Cybercoins' 3 cent pieces, the world's neighborhood coin shop.

The denominations (face values) of coins are set by the needs of business and the prices of goods. This sometimes leads the government to make some denomination to fulfill a need that disappears as prices change. The Three Cent pieces are the most challenging of these “obsolete denominations” because they were made in two types (each a different metal) and over many years but were never made in huge quantities. In addition there are quite a few varieties a serious collector will want to pursue for his collection. These are difficult to specialize in but it can be very rewarding. The two major types are the Silver Three-Cent Pieces (1851-1873 and made from silver) and the Nickel Three-Cent Pieces (1865-89 and made from nickel).

Good reference works for those with more interest in these types of coins are “The Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins” by Walter Breen or a specialized text such as “The Authoritative Reference on Three Cent Nickels” by Kevin Flynn and Edward Fletcher.

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