The U.S. Mint issued a rare three cent piece back in the day. The idea, proposed in 1851, was mainly because the U.S. Post office lowered postage rates from five cents to three. Also, there was public interest in a small-denomination, easy-to-handle coin. The three cent pieces were the lightest weight coins ever minted by the U.S. Mint. How many are in your collection? Check out great deals on U.S. three cent pieces for sale including the three cent nickel and the three cent silver.
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