1877 Proof Three Cent Nickel

By the mid-1870’s production quantities of the three cent nickel had dropped considerably, and in 1877 no circulation strikes were produced, simply because they were not needed in commerce. As per tradition, however, proof versions were struck for collectors.

The 1877 Proof Three Cent Nickel had a mintage of just 900 pieces. This ranks as the lowest mintage among the three years of proof only issues for the series, making it one of the keys to completing a collection. Surviving examples are scarce and obviously much in demand for both Proof Three Cent Nickel sets as well as 1877 Proof Sets.

Most survivors are average Proofs, with cameos being rare and only a few certified deep cameo pieces in existence.