The Three Cent Silver

#doodlewashMarch2022: Coins. Hubby’s lunch money for the day, lol.

Did you know that in the 1850’s the U.S. issued a three-cent piece, the trime? It had a high-content of silver, but the lightest weight of any U.S. coin ever. They were fondly called fishscales. Later, the silver was reduced and copper became the predominant metal. However, they had a whitish color and became known as the three cent nickel.

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4 thoughts on “The Three Cent Silver

  1. I didn’t know at all. How interesting ! And the copper addition gave a white shade. Who knew?

  2. I did not know that. I sound like Johnny Carson when I say that. 😂😂😂 How interesting. I like the Star of David design on it. Nowadays this country is ashamed of its Christian foundation. Did you know that it costs more money to make a penny than what the penny’s actual value is?? That’s why Congress keeps pushing to get rid of it. I think we would miss the penny real fast, though. 😀 Did you ever wonder why our change has ridges around the edge? Because at the country’s onset, change was made out of real silver so it was a deterrent for people who would shave the edges off to sell for extra cash. If they paid with money missing a ridged edge, they were exposed as a thief and their money was no good.

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