A very good 1865 Three Cent Nickel coin. The Three Cent Nickel coins were produced from 1865 – 1889 to replace the silver ones that were hoarded by the public. The designer was James B. Longacre and they were produced at the Philadelphia Mint. There were 11,382,000 produced. A decent coin for your collection. Composition .750 copper, .250 nickel.