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THREE CENTS - NICKEL (1865-1889)

1885 Three Cents - Nickel Obverse     1885 Three Cents - Nickel Reverse

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Date

Mintage for Circulation

Mintage of  Proofs

Notes

1865

11,382,000

est. 400-500

 

1866

4,801,000

est. 725+

 

1867

3,915,000

est. 625+

 

1868

3,252,000

est. 600+

 

1869

1,604,000

est. 600+

 

1870

1,335,000

est. 1,000+

 

1871

604,000

est. 960+

 

1872

862,000

est. 950+

 

1873

1,173,000

est. 1,100+

Found in Open 3 and Closed 3 varieties.  All of the Proofs are of the Closed 3 variety.

1874

790,000

est. 700+

 

1875

228,000

est. 700+

   

1876

162,000

est. 1,150+

 

1877

0

est. 510+

Rare, Proof-only date

1878

0

2,350

Struck only as Proofs.

1879

38,000

3,200

 

1880

21,000

3,955

 

1881

1,077,000

3,575

 

1882

22,200

3,100

 

1883

4,000

6,609

 

1884

1,700

3,942

 

1885

1,000

3,790

 

1886

0

4,290

Struck only as Proofs.

1887

5,000

2,960

Look for the 1887/6 variety on Proofs.

1888

36,500

4,482

 

1889

18,125

3,436

Final year of the type and denomination.