Cybercoins' 3 cent pieces

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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.

View our current stock of 3 cent pieces.

 
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