Big V Talks ON US Coin Collecting: Phoney As A Three Cent Piece???

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Phoney As A Three Cent Piece???

The American three cent piece was initially mint in 1851 to make purchasing postage easier. In its first three years, it was made of 75% silver and 25% copper as our friends, the French, were still grabbing up American 90% silver coins to take back and melt down to make 75% French coins. In an... Sign in to see full entry.

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