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    1885 Nickel Three Cent, MS66
    Boldly Rendered, High-End Example

    1885 3CN MS66 PCGS. The low three cent nickel mintages of 1880s bottom out in 1885, with a circulation issue production of only 1,000 coins. By this time, the denomination's original purpose -- to serve as small change following the Civil War when silver coins were widely hoarded -- had passed, and by 1889 the series was discontinued altogether. This Premium Gem 1885 representative does not disappoint in any visual or technical regard. The bold strike is plainly evident on the reverse bowknot and central Roman numeral, and the delicate, frosty surfaces are consistently devoid of abrasions. Just a hint of iridescence accents the silvery-gray patina. Population: 13 in 66 (1 in 66+), 2 finer (4/15).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 275G, PCGS# 3753)

    Weight: 1.94 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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