1865 Three Cent Nickel, Uncirculated

1865 Three Cent Nickel, Uncirculated

89.00

A nice example of the first year of Copper-Nickel Three Cent coinage. Very well struck and very original, showing the unmistakable signs of being saved as a non-numismatic souvenir. This shows some minor spotting and toning typical of a coin held in a "can lot" (or box, bag, etc.). 99.5% complete luster except for two area of contact on Liberty's cheek and eyebrow region, as shown in the enlarged image. This sort of thing comes from random contact with other coins in a lot - whether you choose to call this "wear" or not is relative, but it certainly does not constitute circulation wear. The kind of coin typically cleaned up by dipping and sold as "Choice BU" or better, I think just calling it "Unc" suffices. Guaranteed to certify at or above MS-60 if submitted, but I do not see the point - perfect for an inexpensive high grade Type example.

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