1878 Nickel Three Cent Piece

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This page is dedicated exclusively to the 1878 Nickel Three Cent Piece. You will find a lot of information below such as mintages, specifications, and images. Be sure to visit our Nickel Three Cent Piece Forum if you need help. We also have a Classic US Coin Grading Forum to help you establish a grade for your Nickel Three Cent Piece. All forums are completely free to register and participate.

1878 Nickel Three Cent Piece Specifications

Circulation Strikes:

0

Proof Strikes:

2,350

Content:

75% copper 25% nickel

Weight:

1.9 grams

Diameter:

17.9 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Mint:

Philadelphia

Designer:

James Barton Longacre

Three Cent Piece Nickel General Grading Standards

G4 Good

- Date and legends complete though worn. III smooth.

VG8 Very Good

- III is half worn. Rims complete.

VF20 Very Fine

- Three-quarters of hair details show.

EF40 Extremely Fine

- Slight, even wear.

AU50 About Uncirculated

- Slight wear on hair curls, above the forehead, on the wreath and numeral III.

MS60 Uncirculated

- No trace of wear. Light blemishes.

MS63 Select Uncirculated

- Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Luster may be impaired.

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