A historical relic of the dark times of the American Civil War, this 3-cent nickel piece was created to discourage hoarding and further aid the Reconstruction along for the next 25 years. This copper-nickel piece bears on the obverse side the visage of Lady Liberty, and the words “United States of America, 1866”. The reverse side features the Roman numeral “III” surrounded by a wreath. Coin measures about 19mm in diameter. Overall excellent vintage condition.