3 Cents, United States, 1859

3 Cents, United States, 1859

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 3 cent coin
United States, 1859
Obverse Image: Shield within a six-point star.
Obverse: Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 1859
Reverse Image: Roman numeral three with an olive branch above and arrows below, all within a beaded C. 13 stars around edge.
Reverse Text: C / III
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Object Name
date made
United States Mint
Longacre, James Barton
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall:.05 cm x 1.4 cm; 1/32 in x 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Transfer: US Mint
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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