Six Piece Collectible Coin Set with Display Case
This is a 6 piece collectible coin and display set featuring the following coins:
1) 1804 Half-Cent
2) 1865 Two-Cent
3) 1851 Large-Cent
4) 1870 Three-Cent Nickel
5) 1860 Three-Cent Silver Trime
6) 1856 Half-Dime
The Half-Cent was authorized on April 2, 1792. Minted 1793-1857 it's the lowest face value coin struck by the United States. (Designer: Robert Scot, Weight: 5.4 grams, Composition: copper, Diameter: 23.5mm)
The Two-Cent piece was minted from 1864 to 1873 making it one of the shortest-lived coins of the United States. The two-cent coin was the first coin with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. (Designer: James B Longacre, Weight: 6.2 grams, Composition: .950 copper,.050 tin and zinc, Diameter: 23mm)
Large-Cents were coined from 1793 to 1857 except 1815 because of a copper shortage. There are many variations but all Large-Cents were minted in Philadelphia. (Designer: Christian Gobrecht, Weight: 10.89 grams, Composition: copper, Diameter: 27.5mm)
Seated Liberty Half Dimes were minted from 1794 to 1873. (Designer: Christian Gobrecht, Weight: 1.34 grams, Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper, Diameter 15.5mm)
Three-Cent Nickels were issued because the public was hoarding the three-cent silver coins (Trimes). Nickel three-cent pieces were minted from 1865 to 1889. (Designer: James B Longacre, Weight: 1.94 grams, Composition: .750 copper, .250 nickel, Diameter: 17.9mm, All were coined at the Philadelphia Mint.)
Silver Three-Cent Pieces (Trimes) were minted from 1851 to 1873. The coins were hoarded by the public because the silver in the coin was worth more than the three-cent face value. Most of the production of coins from 1863 to 1872 was melted in 1873. (Designer: James B Longacre, Weight: .75 gram, Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper, Diameter: 14mm.)
All of the coins in this set are sought after by collectors and are becoming more difficult to find. The coins in this set are in great shape. Each coin has its own coin holder and the holders fit perfectly into the display case. The coins can be easily be removed from the display case for better viewing. The coins can also be easily removed from their holders.
Collectible coins make the perfect gift. They take up little space, never go out of style and often increase in value over time. Most people will never have seen these coins before or even know they exist. This set will surely be appreciated by everyone who sees it. A sure conversation starter!