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1874 Three-Cent Nickel
Collectors absolutely love unique, special coins, this is an undeniable truth. There are few coins more unique than the 1874 Three-Cent Nickel, and the reasons for this are numerous. The main reason collectors love this coin is due to the fact that it has a face value that was only featured for a short period of time. Due to its age and ever-decreasing availability, now is the perfect time to get you hands on one of these pieces.
On the coin’s obverse, the central part of the face is dominated by a large depiction of the leftward-facing Lady Liberty. This iconic American image is depicted in incredible detail; something that is especially true when you consider the technology of the day. Surrounding the central image is a raised inscription which reads “United States of America.” Beneath all of this there is a raised indication marking the 1874 year of minting. It must be mentioned that both the obverse and reverse sides of the Three-Cent Nickel feature reeded outer edges.
The reverse side of the coin is very simplistic. In the center is the coin’s 3-cent face value, marked by a large, raised Roman numeral III. Partially surrounding the face value is a wreath, which is, like Lady Liberty, depicted with incredible detail.